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, Jul. 14 - Sun, Jul. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$15,629,765-20%2,302102$6,790$90,928,9443Universal
2Under Siege 2: Dark Territory$12,624,402--2,150--$5,872$12,624,4021Warner Bros.
3Nine Months$12,522,240--1,458--$8,589$12,522,2401Fox
4Species$10,052,002-41%2,3100$4,352$27,213,9452MGM/UA
5Pocahontas$8,075,716-25%2,757149$2,929$67,029,1714Disney
6The Indian in the Cupboard$7,716,278--1,723--$4,478$7,716,2781Paramount
7First Knight$6,602,798-39%2,1610$3,055$17,459,2402Sony / Columbia
8Batman Forever$5,284,476-43%2,487-406$2,125$164,644,7685Warner Bros.
9Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie$2,792,331-53%2,039-370$1,369$21,832,8403Fox
10Judge Dredd$2,372,093-55%1,805-399$1,314$19,895,1373Disney