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, Jan. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Spartans$18,505,552--2,605--$7,104$18,505,5521Fox
2Rambo$18,203,133--2,751--$6,617$18,203,1331Lionsgate
327 Dresses$13,360,999-42%3,07417$4,346$45,107,3992Fox
4Cloverfield$12,712,888-68%3,4110$3,727$64,306,8832Paramount
5Untraceable$11,355,231--2,368--$4,795$11,355,2311Sony / Screen Gems
6The Bucket List$10,532,398-25%2,9150$3,613$58,008,5503Warner Bros.
7Juno$10,151,8622%2,426-108$4,185$100,016,4735Fox Searchlight
8Mad Money$4,577,839-41%2,4700$1,853$15,252,8382Overture
9Alvin and the Chipmunks$4,512,438-35%2,430-532$1,857$204,117,8687Fox
10How She Move$3,957,035--1,531--$2,585$3,957,0351Paramount Vantage