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, Jun. 23 - Sun, Jun. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pocahontas$29,531,619998%2,5692563$11,495$32,221,3331Disney
2Batman Forever$29,212,765-45%2,89351$10,098$106,615,0142Warner Bros.
3Congo$8,083,463-24%2,6760$3,021$43,428,8723Paramount
4The Bridges of Madison County$6,204,640-6%1,961-25$3,164$32,641,3904Warner Bros.
5Casper$4,908,472-26%2,544-213$1,929$75,312,8455Universal
6Braveheart$4,045,862-2%1,885-152$2,146$34,094,0205Paramount
7Die Hard: With A Vengeance$3,920,711-7%1,936-264$2,025$50,136,1396Fox
8Crimson Tide$3,111,812-12%1,540-264$2,021$48,440,3247Disney
9Forget Paris$1,813,3398%1,048-332$1,730$23,066,5536Sony / Columbia
10While You Were Sleeping$1,475,280-12%1,001-241$1,474$53,606,31210Disney