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. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Training Day$22,550,788--2,712--$8,315$22,550,7881Warner Bros.
2Serendipity$13,309,241--2,601--$5,117$13,309,2411Miramax
3Don't Say a Word$9,766,100-43%2,84240$3,436$26,856,5742Fox
4Zoolander$9,518,273-39%2,52013$3,777$25,043,3162Paramount
5Joy Ride$7,347,259--2,497--$2,942$7,347,2591Fox
6Max Keeble's Big Move$5,377,958--2,014--$2,670$5,377,9581Disney
7Hearts in Atlantis$5,024,920-44%2,010259$2,500$14,046,4142Warner Bros.
8Hardball$3,566,255-31%2,31496$1,541$26,167,8234Paramount
9The Others$2,848,616-40%2,272-452$1,254$68,962,6769Miramax
10Rush Hour 2$1,724,118-31%1,549-537$1,113$202,211,28410New Line