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, Oct. 3 - Sun, Oct. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kiss the Girls$13,215,167--2,271--$5,819$13,215,1671Paramount
2Soul Food$8,358,379-25%1,35014$6,191$19,556,2762Fox
3The Peacemaker$8,167,876-34%2,40139$3,402$24,197,8532DreamWorks
4In & Out$7,722,423-31%2,373105$3,254$33,967,7083Paramount
5The Edge$5,014,817-35%2,3555$2,129$12,748,2622Fox
6L.A. Confidential$4,707,6516%1,625801$2,897$14,341,2993Warner Bros.
7The Game$2,910,604-42%2,365-156$1,231$31,295,6134PolyGram
8U Turn$2,730,440--1,230--$2,220$2,730,4401Sony / TriStar
9Wishmaster$1,539,866-51%1,727-775$892$10,712,5903Live
10Air Force One$756,084-38%1,094-446$691$168,999,56911Sony / Columbia