Ratatouille, Die Hard on top
Box Office Mojo reports that Ratatouille is the top-grossing film this weekend, as expected, with grosses of more than $47 million. This beats Live Free or Die Hard, which earned a tad over $33 million.
"But wait," you say. "Die Hard 4 opened on Wednesday. Didn’t the real fans go then, driving up the gross?"
Well, I certainly went on Wednesday. However, even with a jump start, the total gross thus far is a mere $48.178 million.
Other films in the top ten are (in order) Evan Almighty, 1408, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Knocked Up, Ocean’s 13, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Sicko and Evening. I find it interesting that, on average per-theater earnings, Ratatouille is tops with $11,986, while Sicko is second with $10,204, ahead of Bruce Willis at $9,727.
Spider-Man 3, with a ranking of 12, has a per-theater average of only $985.