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Box Office History for National Lampoon's Vacation Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Jul 29, 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation $15,000,000 $8,333,358 $61,400,000 $61,400,000  
Jul 26, 1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation   $12,329,627 $49,400,000 $49,400,000  
Dec 1, 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation   $11,750,203 $71,319,546 $71,319,546  
Feb 14, 1997 Vegas Vacation   $12,837,927 $36,470,465 $36,470,465  
Jul 29, 2015 Vacation $31,000,000 $14,681,108 $58,884,188 $100,655,892 Play
 
 Totals$46,000,000 $277,474,199$319,245,903 
 Averages$23,000,000$11,986,445$55,494,840$63,849,181 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Oct 13, 2015 Vacation $6,606,257 $4,517,181 $11,123,438
 
 Totals$6,606,257$4,517,181$11,123,438
 Averages$6,606,257$4,517,181$11,123,438

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Impossible Mission has Plausible Opening

August 4th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation matched expectations close enough to call it a victory. Meanwhile, Vacation came within 10% of Friday's predictions, but unfortunately, we weren't predicting box office success, so that's not a good thing. With the holdovers slumping as summer ends, the overall box office dipped 3.2% from last weekend. That's not the problem. The problem is the 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy broke records when it opened this weekend last year, but a 21% drop-off is still troublesome. 2015 still leads 2014 by a substantial margin at $6.67 billion to $6.25 billion, so unless 2015 really crashes, it will still have a lead going into the winter holidays. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Chevy Chase 5 Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr. $319,245,903 $1,286,150,726 24.8%
Beverly D'Angelo 5 Ellen Griswold $319,245,903 $783,775,158 40.7%
Randy Quaid 3 Cousin Eddie $169,190,011 $1,943,280,070 8.7%
Brian Doyle-Murray 2 Mr. Frank Shirley $132,719,546 $2,282,603,503 5.8%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Dan Hegeman 2 Sound Editor (1)
Sound Effects Editor (1)
$107,790,011 $11,081,181,542 1.0%