If I Stay, earning an A- CinemaScore, was fueled by younger females, although they didn't turn out in force like they did for The Fault in Our Stars, which opened to a rousing $48 million earlier this summer. Females made up 77 percent of ticket buyers for If I Stay, while 61 percent were under the age of 25.
The good news for New Line and MGM is that If I Stay cost $11 million to make. New Line parent company Warner Bros. is distributing the film.
"I'd be a happy camper if I had an $11 million movie every day and opened to $16 million. We're in a good place, and it's a good investment," said Warners domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman.