Now that Four Christmases is in theatres, BOXOFFICE takes a look at some of Vince Vaughn's best opening weekends.

Weekends with Vaughn

on November 26, 2008 by Phil Contrino
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Vince Vaughn has come a long way since his breakout role in 1996's Swingers.

This Thanksgiving, Vaughn will try to cement his reputation as one of the most successful comedic actors of our time with Four Christmases.

It was Vaughn's supporting turn in 2003's Old School that helped catapult his career. The film grossed $17.4 million during its opening weekend before reaching $75.2 domestically by the end of its theatrical run.

As far as films that he's headlined go, Vaughn's most successful opening weekend gross to date is the $39.2 million that The Break-Up made in June 2006. Behind The Break-Up is the $33.9 million haul of Wedding Crashers is 2005.

Vaughn also had a role in 1997's Jurassic Park: The Lost World which grossed $72.1 million during its opening frame (around $111.5 million when adjusted for inflation) and 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie spy comedy that brought in $50 million in its first weekend.

Last November, the 38-year-old actor starred in Fred Claus. The holiday-themed flick posted $18.5 million during its opening frame. Many are predicting that Four Christmases will fare better than Claus thanks in part to the presence of Reese Witherspoon.


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