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, Mar. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$21,996,261-33%3,912--$5,623$79,110,4531Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$2,817,869-37%3,5250$799$43,630,5042Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$1,546,030-48%3,002-228$515$116,545,1055Universal
4Snitch (2013)$1,360,877-42%2,340-171$582$31,853,3623Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$1,324,203-39%2,188--$605$5,345,2501FilmDistrict
621 And Over$1,276,067-40%2,7710$461$16,875,3592Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$997,354-34%2,549-561$391$47,844,1054Weinstein Company
8Silver Linings Playbook$835,707-52%1,727-109$484$120,622,51317Weinstein Company
9Safe Haven$825,120-51%2,541-410$325$62,837,4814Relativity Media
10The Last Exorcism Part II$648,261-55%2,7000$240$12,129,6392CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$584,246-40%1,725-864$339$63,367,4314Fox
12Dark Skies$276,846-53%1,505-808$184$15,564,3883Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$246,544-48%1,052-878$234$63,575,3806Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$444,066-40%67145$662$119,367,61416Fox
2Quartet$332,293-41%715-10$465$13,245,6909Weinstein Company
3Emperor$244,823-44%261--$938$1,014,0991Roadside Attractions
4Argo$243,830-50%741-244$329$134,282,92522Warner Bros.
5Side Effects (2013)$218,101-47%602-510$362$29,570,7875Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$169,985-48%522-200$326$94,628,36912Sony / Columbia
7Django Unchained$109,584-45%336-647$326$161,100,52611Weinstein Company
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$109,464-37%337127$325$301,874,93313Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lincoln$102,941-51%432-220$238$180,834,31118Disney / DreamWorks
10Les Miserables (2012)$82,940-41%286-66$290$148,136,22011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$71,044-35%275-20$258$102,681,33016Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$49,226-40%281-794$175$19,018,2604Warner Bros.
13Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$48,986-34%225-376$218$54,493,5057Paramount
14Parental Guidance$40,011-49%219-39$183$76,285,22911Fox
15Mama$37,450-49%214-233$175$71,117,1758Universal
16Jack Reacher$32,876-47%194-31$169$79,892,19012Paramount
17The Impossible$25,495-42%114-37$224$18,486,44912Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$39,69186%21--$1,890$225,2671Gathr Films
2Stoker$33,087-33%1710$1,946$328,8142Fox Searchlight
3Kai Po Che$24,130-47%71-33$340$1,013,7383UTV Motion Pictures
4Bless Me, Ultima$21,7221%52-131$418$1,387,0953Arenas Entertainment
5To the Arctic 3D$17,3145%520$333$11,568,68447Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$16,751-50%56-12$299$235,6512Methinx Entertainment
7Gangster Squad$16,440-34%90-48$183$45,857,1019Warner Bros.
8Skyfall$10,165-49%69-32$147$304,360,27718Sony / Columbia
9Hyde Park on Hudson$9,335-46%391$239$6,288,21414Focus
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,998-30%300$233$22,123,476101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$5,209-31%6346$83$8,828,7717Relativity Media
12Parker$4,805-27%34-17$141$17,470,2957FilmDistrict
13Camp (2013)$4,295-12%42$1,074$32,3463Freestyle Releasing
14Bullet to the Head$3,583-28%34-52$105$9,483,8216Warner Bros.
15Broken City$2,922-40%24-45$122$19,666,2078Fox
16Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$1,985-33%1--$1,985$6,8481Rialto Pictures
17A Late Quartet$1,962-38%71$280$1,561,57719Entertainment One / RKO
18The Sweeney$183-54%1-10$183$26,3452eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$48140%10$48$97,31623Roadside Attractions