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, Nov. 29 - Sun, Dec. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Addams Family$20,133,616-17%2,4110$8,351$44,337,3702Paramount
2My Girl$12,391,783--2,080--$5,958$12,391,7832Columbia
3Beauty and the Beast (1991)$12,239,65027%1,118141$10,948$22,025,9452Disney
4Cape Fear$9,260,475-8%1,7075$5,425$29,554,7953Universal
5For the Boys$4,533,1386254%1,3081306$3,466$4,604,4862Fox
6An American Tail: Fievel Goes West$3,782,08010%1,69616$2,230$7,217,7052Universal
7Curly Sue$1,593,063-33%1,547-87$1,030$23,425,7896Warner Bros.
8All I Want for Christmas$1,371,421-18%1,5070$910$10,025,5314Paramount
9The People Under the Stairs$1,170,440-28%1,009-543$1,160$15,739,8635Universal