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.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$47,879,771-40%3,1610$15,147$189,184,2852Fox
2Spider-Man$35,814,844-20%3,876261$9,240$333,640,2174Sony / Columbia
3Insomnia (2002)$20,930,454--2,610--$8,019$20,930,4541Warner Bros.
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$17,770,712--3,317--$5,357$17,770,7121DreamWorks
5Enough$17,213,137--2,623--$6,562$17,213,1371Sony / Columbia
6About a Boy$9,821,03015%1,749542$5,615$21,752,4602Universal
7Unfaithful$7,554,263-25%2,401-224$3,146$40,996,9123Fox
8The New Guy$5,426,096-16%2,374-313$2,286$24,390,3853Sony / Columbia
9The Scorpion King$1,843,965-37%1,524-1031$1,210$87,917,2246Universal
10Changing Lanes$1,635,000-47%1,258-900$1,300$64,100,7807Paramount