Grosses

'Vacation' Misfires on Opening Day with $3.8 MillionJuly 30, 2015 07:15 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that the Vacation revamp grossed a soft $3.82 million on opening day Wednesday, including Tuesday night's $1.2 million early show earnings. Unfortunately, that puts the sequel 44 percent behind the $6.78 million first day take of August 2013's We're the Millers, which also opened on a Wednesday. If Vacation can follow a similar pattern to that film, it would land around $20 million for its five-day opening, although a total under that mark looks more likely right now.

Scooting down to second place yesterday, Ant-Man was off 41 percent from last Wednesday to $3.01 million. That gives it a 13-day domestic total of $116.8 million, 8 percent behind Captain America: The First Avenger and 12 percent ahead of The Incredible Hulk.

Minions grabbed third place with $2.82 million on Wednesday, down 45.5 percent from last week. With $272.4 million in the bank so far, the prequel is pacing 2.5 percent behind Despicable Me 2.

Pixels placed fourth with $2.39 million yesterday, giving the Adam Sandler pic a six-day haul of $32.97 million. Unfortunately, the film isn't connecting in the way once hoped as it stands just 17 percent ahead of where Sandler's Jack & Jill stood at the same point in release.

In fifth place, Trainwreck grabbed almost $2 million for a 40percent drop from last Wednesday. The hit comedy's 13-day gross is a strong $68.2 million, putting it just 7 percent behind the pace of 2007's Knocked Up.

Southpaw earned $1.62 million in its sixth day of release. With a healthy total of $22.56 million so far, the film is pacing 32 percent ahead of End of Watch.

Meanwhile, Paper Towns claimed sixth place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.415 million. The young adult drama's six-day tally is $17.88 million, putting it 8 percent behind the pace of If I Stay and 71 percent behind The Fault In Our Stars.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghostbusters (1984)$9,760,332-12%1,4701$6,640$115,637,0516Columbia
2Gremlins$6,171,855-28%1,53726$4,016$61,695,2206Warner Bros.
3The Last Starfighter$6,011,695--1,287--$4,671$6,011,6951Universal
4The Karate Kid (1984)$4,763,399-10%1,03197$4,620$19,590,2474Columbia
5The Muppets Take Manhattan$4,416,022--1,261--$3,502$4,416,0221TriStar
6Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$4,104,665-20%1,287-24$3,189$102,507,8448Paramount
7Bachelor Party$4,071,012-22%1,189-87$3,424$13,867,1013Fox
8Cannonball Run II$2,743,475-49%1,519-326$1,806$16,496,7533Warner Bros.
9Conan the Destroyer$2,584,614-45%1,059-190$2,441$14,238,8383Universal