'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. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Am Legend$18,356,207-36%3,606--$5,090$77,211,7101Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$12,122,947-36%3,475--$3,489$44,306,9041Fox
3The Golden Compass$2,480,049-33%3,5280$703$40,774,5692New Line
5No Country for Old Men$783,941-34%1,34824$582$33,412,1736Miramax
6The Perfect Holiday$560,167-45%1,307--$429$2,928,4711Yari Film Group
7Fred Claus$559,928-41%2,750-435$204$68,884,0206Warner Bros.
8This Christmas$533,064-45%1,92142$277$46,003,0574Sony / Screen Gems
9August Rush$439,720-39%2,007-303$219$28,048,0984Warner Bros.