'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Nov. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$19,045,52615%3,314--$5,747$35,664,7121MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$18,706,05370%3,6820$5,080$135,846,5692Warner Bros.
3Friday After Next$5,200,43018%1,616--$3,218$9,600,6751New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$4,815,07098%3,251-95$1,481$91,976,4024Disney
58 Mile$3,761,77934%2,58589$1,455$95,539,7653Universal
6The Ring$3,354,73232%2,628-254$1,277$109,172,4386DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,650,51253%1,585-227$1,041$190,196,20032IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$1,402,21538%2,1130$664$11,796,1752Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$713,79540%1,522-891$469$61,665,1015Paramount
10I Spy$480,37841%1,535-1076$313$32,421,9974Sony / Columbia