“When the Game Stands Tall” takes in $3 Million on first night

Jim Caviezel

“When the Game Stands Tall,” the Sony Pictures movie about the De La Salle High football team, took in an estimated $3 million at the box office on its first day of release, as it was No. 2 among new releases and No. 5 among all movies in theaters this weekend.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “If I Stay” premiered at No. 1 as it took $6.83 million. Here’s the rundown of the top 5, according to EW.

1. “If I Stay” – $6.83 million (new)

2. “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $4.83 million ($239. 1 million total domestic total)

3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – $4.54 million ($133.3 million total domestic total)

4. “Let’s Be Cops” – $3.23 million ($37.5 million domestic total)

5. “When The Game Stands Tall” – $3.0 million (new)

Critics have been lukewarm to “When the Game Stands Tall,” which has actor Jim Caviezel, portraying former Spartans head coach Bob Ladouceur. According to Rotten Tomatoes, only 25 percent of top critics gave it a positive review. Audiences have been more accepting, with 73 percent saying they liked the movie.

Read Bay Area News Group’s review of the movie here.


Curtis Pashelka