'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 Fri, Sep. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$8,137,263--3,119--$2,609$8,137,2631Sony / Columbia
2The Informant!$3,674,263--2,505--$1,467$3,674,2631Warner Bros.
3Love Happens$3,093,297--1,898--$1,630$3,093,2971Universal
4Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$3,086,566228%2,2550$1,369$30,960,0642Lionsgate
5Jennifer's Body$2,800,613--2,702--$1,036$2,800,6131Fox
69 (2009)$1,592,457215%2,060399$773$18,946,2072Focus
7Inglourious Basterds$1,190,39197%2,519-696$473$107,488,8295Weinstein Company
8All About Steve$1,138,171182%2,159-106$527$24,415,9033Fox
9Sorority Row$860,905180%2,591-74$332$7,241,2872Summit
10The Final Destination$745,16583%1,805-927$413$60,764,5734Warner Bros. / New Line