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.
1The Birdcage$16,034,306-12%2,236286$7,171$34,310,1342MGM/UA
2Executive Decision$12,069,780--2,232--$5,408$12,069,7801Warner Bros.
3Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$5,659,213-34%2,12910$2,658$14,264,8622Disney
4Up Close and Personal$5,196,194-35%1,6357$3,178$24,310,5063Disney
5Down Periscope$2,861,543-43%1,936-90$1,478$15,126,4813Fox
6Mr. Holland's Opus$2,228,781-27%1,475-89$1,511$54,472,71611Disney
7Broken Arrow (1996)$2,197,449-48%1,632-297$1,346$36,447,8866Fox
8Ed$1,910,840--1,541--$1,240$1,910,8401Universal
9Rumble in the Bronx$1,902,800-46%1,653-141$1,151$22,057,5014New Line
10Happy Gilmore$1,851,360-43%1,653-292$1,120$26,340,2305Universal