'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201530 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)$193,853,1881%$212,737,000-7%Ant-Man
200230 (Jul 26 - Aug 01)$192,129,08310%$227,612,0000%Austin Powers in Goldmember
200930 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)$213,839,898-18%$236,128,000-15%G-Force
201030 (Jul 23 - Jul 29)$229,856,5647%$247,806,0005%Inception
201430 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,445-15%$228,546,000-14%Lucy
200630 (Jul 28 - Aug 03)$166,043,9022%$202,059,0005%Miami Vice
200030 (Jul 28 - Aug 03)$171,505,96031%$196,834,000--Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
200130 (Jul 27 - Aug 02)$174,852,7922%$226,695,00015%Planet of the Apes (2001)
200330 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$214,889,34512%$242,251,0006%Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
200430 (Jul 23 - Jul 29)$200,799,918-7%$229,017,000-5%The Bourne Supremacy
200830 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$261,087,1635%$278,348,0002%The Dark Knight
201230 (Jul 27 - Aug 02)$191,895,817-25%$208,894,000-24%The Dark Knight Rises
200730 (Jul 27 - Aug 02)$248,018,13349%$271,801,00035%The Simpsons Movie
201130 (Jul 29 - Aug 04)$255,672,81511%$276,210,00011%The Smurfs
201330 (Jul 26 - Aug 01)$226,435,78118%$264,923,00027%The Wolverine
200530 (Jul 29 - Aug 04)$163,429,586-19%$191,871,000-16%Wedding Crashers