'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 Mon, Jan. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coach Carter$4,985,772-27%2,524--$1,975$29,168,6531Paramount
2Racing Stripes$4,942,0763%3,185--$1,552$18,861,7481Warner Bros.
3Meet the Fockers$3,198,803-42%3,55427$900$234,308,3294Universal
4In Good Company$2,348,328-42%1,5661563$1,500$17,136,7483Universal
6White Noise$1,743,538-50%2,27918$765$42,853,0852Universal
7Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$1,302,170-3%2,540-803$513$112,421,7205Paramount
8The Aviator (2004)$1,292,195-12%1,95689$661$51,541,5084Miramax
9Fat Albert$1,004,78812%2,043-632$492$45,618,7874Fox
10National Treasure$637,649-16%1,610-567$396$164,861,6349Disney