Rats and Willis Dominate Weekend Box Office


The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.

Disney and Pixar Animation’s 8th collaboration Ratatouille opened a bit softer than their previous films with $47.2 million, their lowest opening since A Bug’s Life in 1998. After taking in $15 million on Wednesday and Thursday, 20th Century Fox’s action sequel Live Free or Die Hard was able to capitalize on positive word-of-mouth to do more than twice that amount over the three day weekend, earning an estimated $33.1 million for 2nd place, and coming out a million dollars ahead of the Pixar movie with a total of $48.2 million after five days.

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