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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 31 - Sun, Feb. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$12,300,000-42%2,867108$4,290$92,962,7503Universal
2Frozen (2013)$9,310,0002%2,754-3$3,381$360,012,32911Disney
3That Awkward Moment$9,010,000--2,809--$3,208$9,010,0001Focus
4The Nut Job$7,613,155-37%3,4720$2,193$50,246,1503Open Road
5Lone Survivor$7,200,000-44%3,285123$2,192$104,893,5566Universal
6Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$5,400,000-41%2,907-480$1,858$38,967,9703Paramount
7Labor Day (2013)$5,300,000--2,584--$2,051$5,300,0001Paramount
8American Hustle$4,300,000-39%2,216-88$1,940$133,621,1798Sony / Columbia
9The Wolf of Wall Street$3,550,000-35%1,607-197$2,209$104,076,7616Paramount
10I, Frankenstein$3,520,000-59%2,7530$1,279$14,490,0702Lionsgate
11August: Osage County$2,886,000-43%2,319-92$1,245$31,514,1466Weinstein Company
12Gravity$2,005,000-1%1,132-128$1,771$263,972,34618Warner Bros.
13Dallas Buyers Club$1,407,000-31%1,052-58$1,337$22,586,40014Focus
1412 Years a Slave$1,400,000-31%1,172-59$1,195$45,808,39516Fox Searchlight
15Saving Mr. Banks$1,082,000-48%1,075-585$1,007$81,054,9778Disney
16Devil's Due$950,000-66%1,290-1254$736$14,705,8683Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$1,240,000-42%933-352$1,329$254,269,8148Warner Bros. / New Line
2Her (2013)$1,210,000-47%803-522$1,507$21,257,5167Warner Bros.
3Nebraska$1,140,000-27%875-93$1,303$13,656,89812Paramount Vantage
4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$1,000,000-35%822-229$1,217$421,468,54411Lionsgate
5Philomena$927,000-14%56762$1,635$27,342,24611Weinstein Company
6The Legend Of Hercules$525,000-57%598-773$878$17,954,1404Lionsgate / Summit
7Gimme Shelter (2014)$345,825-50%347-38$997$1,230,9712Roadside Attractions
8Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$320,000-61%420-404$762$124,411,4537Paramount
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$186,000-31%220-22$845$119,122,33519Sony / Columbia
10Captain Phillips$177,000-43%245-57$722$106,546,74817Sony / Columbia
11The Invisible Woman$169,986-35%136-17$1,250$873,8106Sony Pictures Classics
1247 Ronin$126,000-50%174-65$724$38,285,7906Universal
13Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$98,50098%16331$604$52,436,7378Lionsgate
14Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$80,000-73%150-377$533$32,286,4335Paramount
15Grudge Match$69,000-32%241-3$286$29,345,7396Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$180,750220%2926$6,233$259,1592Roadside Attractions
2The Great Beauty$120,8292%521$2,324$1,641,87812Janus Films
3The Past$117,38414%4916$2,396$682,5237Sony Pictures Classics
4Tim's Vermeer$57,873--4--$14,468$78,7741Sony Pictures Classics
512 O'Clock Boys$51,495--21--$2,452$51,4951Oscilloscope
6Like Father, Like Son (2014)$15,300-30%84$1,913$73,6953IFC Films
7Visitors$5,007-45%21$2,504$15,9312Cinedigm