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. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$22,763,131--2,509--$9,073$22,763,1311Paramount
2The Ring$18,488,70123%2,634653$7,019$39,392,9522DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$11,503,511--2,787--$4,128$11,503,5111Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$6,524,468-32%3,182-100$2,050$107,300,7765Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$6,209,500-13%1,967-47$3,157$164,286,60828IFC Films
6Red Dragon$4,661,167-47%2,886-421$1,615$84,915,5614Universal
7The Transporter$2,812,569-45%1,884-726$1,493$21,471,7483Fox
8Brown Sugar$2,784,084-47%1,146-232$2,429$22,346,4593Fox Searchlight
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$2,754,102-29%1,62544$1,695$19,547,4544Artisan
10The Tuxedo$2,602,819-37%1,707-717$1,525$46,546,2375DreamWorks