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.
1Saving Private Ryan$13,159,271-24%2,65462$4,958$126,038,2074DreamWorks
2How Stella Got Her Groove Back$11,318,319--1,395--$8,113$11,318,3191Fox
3The Avengers (1998)$10,305,957--2,466--$4,179$10,305,9571Warner Bros.
4There's Something About Mary$8,824,832-8%2,20394$4,006$59,700,1875Fox
5Snake Eyes$8,638,309-47%2,7185$3,178$24,948,6822Paramount
6Halloween: H20$8,478,537-48%2,66962$3,177$24,666,2612Miramax / Dimension
7Ever After: A Cinderella Story$5,997,733-22%2,058-9$2,914$22,219,3143Fox
8The Parent Trap$5,665,316-30%2,4075$2,354$24,940,9343Disney
9The Negotiator$4,204,152-35%2,032-404$2,069$20,926,8163Warner Bros.
10Armageddon$4,138,566-22%1,786-337$2,317$122,529,8087Disney