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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Christmas Vacation$7,007,789-3%1,9500$3,594$35,290,5614Warner Bros.
2Tango & Cash$6,628,918--1,409--$4,705$6,628,9181Warner Bros.
3The War of the Roses$5,518,959-21%1,45560$3,793$21,983,2413Fox
4Back to the Future Part II$4,067,370-8%2,10279$1,935$81,877,4695Universal
5Always$3,713,480--1,016--$3,655$3,713,4801Universal
6The Little Mermaid$3,319,66432%1,513264$2,194$27,053,1956Disney
7Steel Magnolias$2,591,55024%1,329227$1,950$25,043,8586TriStar
8Family Business$1,568,250-26%1,23029$1,275$3,698,2742TriStar
9Look Who's Talking$1,528,800-3%1,365-98$1,120$86,450,83311TriStar
10We're No Angels$1,418,925-31%1,495256$949$3,466,5552Paramount