Film

Sin City 2 stumbles on opening night, If I Stay opens strong

It has been a disappointing return for the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1995 film ‘Sin City’. The new film, co-directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez called ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, failed to even break the top-five on opening night (August 22, 2014).

The project has an impressive cast including, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but if ticket sales are any indication, there won’t be a third film for quite a while. That is of course depending on how the rest of the weekend plays-out, and if VOD and rental sales pick up in the overall run.

On the same night that ‘Sin City 2’ released, ‘If I Stay’ from Warner Bros. also premiered in theaters, that film took in $6.8 million dollars, while ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ took in another $4.8 million. You can compare those numbers with ‘Sin City 2’ which only brought in $2.6 million on the same night.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ from Paramount brought in another $4.5 million on the same day, while ‘Let’s Be Cops’ from Fox brought in $3.2 million. The film ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ finished the top-five with $3 million.

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill took sixth place overall, missing the top-five in its premiere release day, only beating out ‘The Giver’ (another Weinstein misstep) which took in $2 million, also on the same day.