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. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Air Force One$37,131,801--2,919--$12,721$37,131,8011Sony / Columbia
2George of the Jungle$13,196,237-20%2,55448$5,167$29,737,0282Disney
3Men in Black$12,350,280-35%3,18078$3,884$194,035,5364Sony / Columbia
4Contact$9,704,949-40%2,314120$4,194$46,404,4903Warner Bros.
5Good Burger$7,058,333--1,887--$3,741$7,058,3331Paramount
6Nothing to Lose$6,917,279-40%1,88826$3,664$18,535,0462Disney
7Face/Off$5,603,028-37%2,509-342$2,233$66,301,8445Paramount
8My Best Friend's Wedding$4,512,085-31%2,146-230$2,103$66,869,0786Sony / TriStar
9Hercules (1997)$3,151,320-39%1,957-584$1,610$51,432,2855Disney
10Operation Condor$1,693,999-64%1,5320$1,106$6,425,7502Miramax / Dimension