'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 Wed, Dec. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$12,441,872-9%3,832--$3,247$77,885,9101Disney
2I Am Legend$8,721,356-11%3,62014$2,409$159,673,2502Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$8,377,12539%3,49924$2,394$102,850,3032Fox
4Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$4,372,482-54%2,563--$1,706$13,887,9740Fox
5Charlie Wilson's War$3,720,627-14%2,575--$1,445$19,673,1681Universal
6Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,747,403-13%1,249--$2,200$16,383,5911Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,546,4127%2,772--$919$4,931,8030Sony / Columbia
8P.S. I Love You$2,541,85622%2,454--$1,036$11,825,3091Warner Bros.
9The Great Debaters$2,036,044-44%1,164--$1,749$5,675,1320MGM / Weinstein