Grosses

'If I Stay' Leads Friday w/ $6.8M; 'Guardians' ($4.8M) & 'Turtles' ($4.5M) Still Solid; 'Game' Takes $3.0M; 'Sin City' Sequel Tanks w/ $2.6MAugust 23, 2014 03:35 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Warner Bros. reports that If I Stay grabbed $6.83 million on Friday, including Thursday's $1.1 million sneaks. That's a healthy start for the young adult adaptation and sets it up nicely for a weekend around $17 million. If I Stay's opening day was 44 percent higher than The Giver's last week, and just 12 percent behind August 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife. The film's CinemaScore was a solid "A-", while Flixster users are more middling at 75 percent.

The race for first place could be a close one, though. Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy slipped just 30 percent from last Friday to $4.83 million yesterday, taking second place. The flick boasts $239.1 million in the domestic bank so far, and it will overtake Transformers: Age of Extinction on Saturday to become the summer's highest grossing film. The pic is also an impressive 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. BoxOffice projects a $17.2 million return to first place for Guardians' fourth weekend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was no slouch itself on its third Friday, dropping a healthy 43 percent from last Friday to $4.54 million. The reboot has claimed $133.35 million to date, 19 percent ahead of the pace of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. BoxOffice projects $16.1 million for its third frame.

When the Game Stands Tall earned $3 million yesterday, 44 percent behind the opening day take of 2006's Invincible. BoxOffice projects a $9.5 million opening weekend.

Meanwhile, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was dead on arrival Friday. The nine-years-in-the-making sequel took in $2.62 million on Friday after an already disappointing $480,000 Thursday night start. The opening day figure is 55 percent lower than last year's Kick-Ass 2, and puts the film on course for an opening frame around $6 million. For reference, the original Sin City took in $11.8 million on opening day alone in its April 2005 debut. Early fan word of mouth appears mixed with a 76 percent Flixster score, comparable to 300: Rise of an Empire's 73 percent one day after release.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Aug. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$3,989,596-29%3,35539$1,189$52,237,5232Lionsgate
2ParaNorman$2,639,313-29%3,45526$764$28,261,5772Focus
3The Bourne Legacy$2,484,755-40%3,654-99$680$85,522,2203Universal
4The Dark Knight Rises$2,087,520-34%2,606-551$801$422,255,2186Warner Bros.
5The Odd Life of Timothy Green$2,002,243-35%2,5980$771$27,077,0422Disney
6The Campaign$1,994,695-39%3,30247$604$64,575,5693Warner Bros.
7Premium Rush$1,634,689-33%2,255--$725$6,030,1641Sony / Columbia
8Hope Springs (2012)$1,490,641-41%2,40241$621$44,806,5713Sony / Columbia
9Hit and Run$1,246,208-33%2,870--$434$5,719,2561Open Road
10Sparkle (2012)$1,005,405-43%2,2440$448$18,656,8962Sony / TriStar
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$646,409-34%1,965-772$329$42,883,5174Fox
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$539,006-29%1,550-724$348$153,500,0767Fox
13Total Recall (2012)$461,848-40%1,576-858$293$55,173,7734Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Apparition$593,448-45%810--$733$2,841,4881Warner Bros.
2Ted (2012)$227,070-47%783-386$290$214,762,8059Universal
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$176,187-33%374-32$471$213,689,06212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Brave$158,369-30%452-189$350$230,089,03810Disney
5Beasts of the Southern Wild$146,161-26%212-24$689$8,859,7189Fox Searchlight
6The Amazing Spider-Man$133,183-37%418-180$319$258,355,8278Sony / Columbia
7Step Up Revolution$131,380-40%428-477$307$33,703,3215Lionsgate / Summit
8Ek Tha Tiger$121,433-36%1191$1,020$2,347,7742Yash Raj Films
9Moonrise Kingdom$111,138-37%33250$335$43,671,69714Focus
10The Intouchables$99,838-40%1940$515$10,446,57514Weinstein Company
11Men in Black 3$68,358-35%232-26$295$178,515,57714Sony / Columbia
12Magic Mike$61,239-34%355100$173$113,086,5449Warner Bros.
13The Watch$51,389-53%250-263$206$33,465,2355Fox
14Ruby Sparks$44,362-41%135-83$329$2,105,3805Fox Searchlight
15Snow White and the Huntsman$38,825-45%194-50$200$154,917,25513Universal
16The Hunger Games$31,375-38%189-41$166$407,884,01123Lionsgate
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$27,573-31%112-16$246$45,753,83617Fox Searchlight
18Savages$25,740-23%117-37$220$47,202,2958Universal
19Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$20,691-37%130-294$159$3,296,6283ARC Entertainment
20Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$13,023-56%106-93$123$65,054,6389Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cosmopolis$42,800-28%6360$679$448,3492Entertainment One Films
2To the Arctic 3D$39,476-29%520$759$7,955,83419Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Prometheus$16,015-37%91-10$176$126,297,83612Fox
4Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$15,388-32%75-30$205$37,397,11710Fox
5Born to Be Wild 3D$13,868-22%330$420$20,675,87473Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Safety Not Guaranteed$11,960-45%540$221$3,754,73712FilmDistrict
7Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$8,877-22%66-74$135$25,309,9108Paramount
8Little White Lies$7,546-33%3--$2,515$25,6541MPI Media
9Easy Money (2012)$2,067-50%50$413$180,2077Weinstein Company
10A Cat In Paris$1,290-26%6-1$215$302,81213GKIDS