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.
1Ocean's Eleven$38,107,570--3,075--$12,393$38,107,5701Warner Bros.
2Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$14,737,696-38%3,6720$4,014$239,706,3044Warner Bros.
3Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$8,042,492-57%2,84474$2,828$31,181,9682Fox
4Monsters, Inc.$6,597,540-28%2,884-506$2,288$212,389,0876Disney
5Spy Game$4,473,386-59%2,7700$1,615$53,946,8353Universal
6Black Knight$3,154,034-43%2,233-301$1,412$27,061,4713Fox
7Shallow Hal$2,576,428-43%2,217-211$1,162$64,785,0075Fox
8Out Cold (2001)$1,396,665-49%1,651-360$846$12,240,3923Disney
9Domestic Disturbance$922,279-52%1,471-379$627$34,893,8596Paramount
10Life as a House$639,486-42%1,068118$599$11,200,6197New Line