'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 Thu, Jun. 5 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,605,125-8%4,0015$651$174,401,2662Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,280,505-10%3,158--$405$22,989,9701Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,013,205-9%3,501-451$289$179,093,0063Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$765,605-15%2,939-327$260$132,600,4954Universal
6Blended$718,238-6%3,5550$202$32,458,9442Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$370,971-8%2,152-1008$172$194,388,3965Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$366,752-8%2,329-690$157$29,525,0303Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$130,126-24%1,114-1040$117$81,725,8196Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$247,3481%624126$396$7,761,6954Open Road
2Belle$158,169-2%52572$301$6,814,2675Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$156,190-2%983-718$159$124,909,5658Fox
4Heaven is for Real$92,512-8%722-998$128$88,412,6457Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$62,484-9%539-834$116$255,447,1049Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$47,679-4%249-111$191$57,534,44313Fox Searchlight
7Moms' Night Out$41,90712%383-478$109$9,758,6464Sony / TriStar
8The LEGO Movie$41,8203%302-21$138$255,590,34017Warner Bros.
9Divergent$41,780-3%373-271$112$148,811,52411Lionsgate / Summit
10The Immigrant$35,316-11%1503$235$1,229,6293Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$32,88216%254-32$129$110,162,08113Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Railway Man$31,835-5%496-104$64$4,178,8078Weinstein Company
13Fed Up$29,40519%1042$283$1,125,3804RADiUS-TWC
14God's Not Dead$20,75910%155-90$134$59,872,68011Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$20,322-8%180-494$113$8,242,2624Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$11,3583%17328$66$28,743,2998Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$6,6971%128-74$52$22,957,0947Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$50,264-2%94--$535$537,6141eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$40,92110%390$1,049$2,535,8089Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$10,1074%133$777$254,0642Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,45310%74-14$87$17,288,5387Open Road
5Oculus$5,478-1%83-22$66$27,625,1648Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$4,454-14%42-15$106$275,8514Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,5207%72-20$49$8,509,8676Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$2,7931%45-123$62$20,042,9896Relativity Media
9Heropanti$923-35%11-5$84$62,0342UTV Motion Pictures
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$700--40$175$135,8207Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$42991%61$72$251,3106RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$299-14%2--$150$47,69617Rialto Pictures