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.
1Stargate$16,651,018--2,033--$8,190$16,651,0181MGM/UA
2Pulp Fiction$5,690,054-32%1,4945$3,809$23,391,1573Miramax
3The Specialist$3,965,212-36%2,363-146$1,678$33,403,7224Warner Bros.
4Love Affair$3,612,787-34%1,5850$2,279$9,051,5452Warner Bros.
5The River Wild$2,566,350-37%1,901-236$1,350$29,225,4255Universal
6Little Giants$2,303,623-45%1,954-68$1,179$11,294,6713Warner Bros.
7Wes Craven's New Nightmare$2,006,772-44%1,8730$1,071$12,263,8653New Line
8Forrest Gump$1,861,298-33%1,580-293$1,178$183,399,21817Paramount
9Silent Fall$1,531,244--1,251--$1,224$1,531,2441Warner Bros.
10The Puppet Masters$1,470,157-64%1,4821$992$5,539,2142Disney