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, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$24,589,679-45%3,9617$6,208$86,008,4242Fox
2Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$20,083,162--2,006--$10,012$20,083,1621Lionsgate
3Shutter (2008)$10,447,786--2,753--$3,795$10,447,7861Fox
4Drillbit Taylor$10,309,418--3,056--$3,374$10,309,4181Paramount
510,000 B.C.$8,932,096-47%3,45444$2,586$76,398,8783Warner Bros.
6Never Back Down$4,827,250-44%2,7290$1,769$16,787,3272Summit
7College Road Trip$4,698,464-40%2,575-131$1,825$32,074,1663Disney
8The Bank Job$4,191,510-17%1,6130$2,599$19,523,1373Lionsgate
9Vantage Point$3,804,529-30%2,124-637$1,791$65,302,5745Sony / Columbia
10Doomsday$2,248,724-54%1,9382$1,160$8,976,0002Rogue