'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, Aug. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$12,832,395-9%3,014--$4,258$26,933,4131New Line
2S.W.A.T.$7,172,10827%3,22018$2,227$64,369,4182Sony / Columbia
3Open Range$5,698,45334%2,075--$2,746$9,938,4551Disney
4Freaky Friday (2003)$5,422,86126%2,97925$1,820$54,700,2652Disney
5Uptown Girls$4,038,180-6%2,495--$1,619$8,345,4621MGM
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,858,95151%2,710-460$1,424$245,976,4226Disney
8American Wedding$3,358,50229%2,985-190$1,125$78,409,8093Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$2,265,68568%3,003-385$754$95,231,5494Miramax / Dimension
10Bad Boys II$1,284,33342%1,785-664$720$127,904,5755Sony / Columbia