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.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$30,071,121--2,694--$11,162$30,071,1211Fox
2The Terminal$19,053,158--2,811--$6,778$19,053,1581DreamWorks
3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$18,027,790-48%3,805-50$4,738$190,928,2913Warner Bros.
4Shrek 2$13,942,700-40%3,306-537$4,217$378,627,9655DreamWorks
5Garfield$11,340,613-48%3,15056$3,600$42,357,4042Fox
6The Chronicles of Riddick$9,415,194-61%2,7570$3,415$42,499,6662Universal
7The Stepford Wives$8,761,067-59%3,0570$2,866$39,014,0462Paramount
8The Day After Tomorrow$8,104,180-44%2,667-543$3,039$167,311,7814Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$7,575,425--2,801--$2,705$10,361,2761Disney
10Troy$1,777,876-48%1,303-700$1,364$129,033,4716Warner Bros.