'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 Sun, Dec. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$15,556,245-23%3,568--$4,360$66,181,1731Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$9,824,606-24%3,68064$2,670$113,168,9722Disney
3The Family Stone$3,570,099-27%2,466--$1,448$12,520,1911Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,936,540-23%3,185-543$608$252,602,2815Warner Bros.
5Syriana$1,646,889-30%1,77523$928$22,464,8462Warner Bros.
6Walk the Line$1,063,372-33%2,664-370$399$82,606,6425Fox
7Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$1,005,227-35%2,723-487$369$45,203,5404Paramount
8Just Friends$561,819-31%1,882-582$299$29,586,6824New Line
9Aeon Flux$537,124-23%2,058-550$261$23,213,6233Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$460,688-28%1,141-194$404$29,168,4606Focus