Grosses

'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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198331 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1983$35,857,251-6%$41,799,868-8%Vacation (1983)
198431 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1984$34,878,085-3%$44,532,2787%Ghostbusters (1984)
198531 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1985$42,411,94522%$47,026,0816%Back to the Future
198631 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1986$42,434,7430%$51,283,9049%Aliens
198731 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1987$44,181,2354%$55,477,5978%The Living Daylights
198831 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 1988$50,052,22013%$59,481,1167%Cocktail (1988)
198931 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1989$58,918,28318%$66,881,33012%Parenthood
199031 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1990$61,075,9934%$70,045,9765%Ghost
199131 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1991$48,969,719-20%$62,737,151-10%Hot Shots!
199231 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1992$49,191,3330%$56,091,750-11%Death Becomes Her
199331 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1993$68,043,15038%$82,160,23246%Rising Sun
199431 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1994$93,109,64737%$95,821,78917%Clear and Present Danger
199531 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1995$73,191,366-21%$87,741,643-8%Waterworld
199631 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1996$62,677,812-14%$77,668,029-11%A Time to Kill
199731 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1997$93,114,79949%$102,331,45932%Air Force One
199831 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1998$96,360,8723%$109,808,9747%Saving Private Ryan
199931 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1999$133,879,38339%$157,542,15643%Runaway Bride
200031 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2000$114,098,637-15%$128,615,587-18%Hollow Man
200131 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2001$159,717,84440%$171,838,23234%Rush Hour 2
200231 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2002$137,680,429-14%$156,338,784-9%Signs
200331 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2003$127,293,952-8%$144,989,138-7%American Wedding
200431 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2004$136,940,2358%$157,176,2608%The Village
200531 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2005$98,015,217-28%$114,838,158-27%The Dukes of Hazzard
200631 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2006$116,301,34919%$141,148,05823%Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
200731 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2007$157,481,35935%$177,460,72626%The Bourne Ultimatum
200831 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2008$140,935,980-11%$153,060,547-14%The Dark Knight
200931 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 2009$107,143,153-24%$127,799,107-17%Funny People
201031 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2010$128,821,14520%$145,238,76014%Inception
201131 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2011$154,610,55520%$167,484,29315%Rise of the Planet of the Apes
201231 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2012$111,448,685-28%$122,858,057-27%The Dark Knight Rises
201331 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2013$117,938,0836%$138,110,91712%2 Guns
201431 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2014$167,783,61542%$186,309,03635%Guardians of the Galaxy