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, Nov. 10 - Sun, Nov. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$28,270,062--2,5661729$11,017$67,111,5862Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$16,927,076--3,4580$4,895$41,084,5462Disney
3Flushed Away$16,605,896--3,7070$4,480$39,827,6332Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$13,410,518--2,264--$5,923$13,410,5181Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$6,984,297--3,013-154$2,318$70,261,7563Lionsgate
6Babel$5,558,988--1,2511216$4,444$7,397,6223Paramount Vantage
7The Departed$5,165,883--2,210-575$2,338$109,707,1976Warner Bros.
8The Prestige$4,777,509--2,236-69$2,137$46,188,2694Disney
9The Return (2006)$4,479,621--1,986--$2,256$4,479,6211Rogue
10A Good Year$3,720,936--2,066--$1,801$3,720,9361Fox