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 Whole Nine Yards$7,174,183-25%2,793-117$2,569$37,718,3123Warner Bros.
2The Next Best Thing$5,870,387--2,007--$2,925$5,870,3871Paramount
3My Dog Skip$5,863,5459256%2,3312310$2,515$6,471,2838Warner Bros.
4Drowning Mona$5,802,229--1,981--$2,929$5,802,2291Destination
5Pitch Black$5,066,884-29%1,903-27$2,663$29,598,9803USA Films
6Snow Day$4,804,112-42%2,7178$1,768$48,636,3304Paramount
7Reindeer Games$4,757,095-41%2,2040$2,158$14,973,9552Miramax / Dimension
8Wonder Boys$4,053,226-30%1,504251$2,695$11,115,9533Paramount
9American Beauty$4,030,713-13%1,33916$3,010$86,261,80325DreamWorks
10The Cider House Rules$4,018,764-1%1,496150$2,686$28,095,05413Miramax