Ratatouille courtesy Pixar/Disney
topped the weekend box office with a $47.2 million debut, yet fell shy of the $50-65 million opening that experts had estimated. What's more, it was Pixar's smallest bow since 1998's
A Bug's Life
, and is on pace to be the studio's third straight project to underperform its predecessor.
Coming in second was Bruce Willis and the Mac guy's
Live Free or Die Hard
, which took in $33.2 mil for the weekend (and $48.2 mil dating back to its Wednesday debut). Rounding out the top five were
($10.6 mil) and
Fantastic Four 2
opened at No. 9 (with $4.5 mil) while the estrogen-tastic
bowed in the 10 spot with $3.5 mil.