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.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$15,579,942--3,170--$4,915$15,579,9421Paramount
2Mr. 3000$8,680,025--2,736--$3,173$8,680,0251Disney
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$8,656,201-62%3,2840$2,636$37,031,7442Sony / Screen Gems
4Wimbledon$7,118,017--2,034--$3,500$7,118,0171Universal
5Cellular$6,792,821-33%2,7490$2,471$19,711,2722New Line
6Without a Paddle$3,631,515-20%2,610-144$1,391$50,326,0575Paramount
7Hero (2002)$2,836,698-36%1,926-249$1,473$46,096,2944Miramax
8Napoleon Dynamite$2,285,883-9%1,024103$2,232$33,339,90915Fox Searchlight
9Collateral$2,266,166-17%1,605-419$1,412$95,974,0067DreamWorks
10The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,944,299-34%1,902-550$1,022$91,898,1166Disney