Ratatouille courtesy Pixar/Disney Ratatouille courtesy Pixar/Disney
Ratatouille 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 Evan Almighty ($15.1 mil), 1408 ($10.6 mil) and Fantastic Four 2 ($9 mil). Michael Moore's Sicko opened at No. 9 (with $4.5 mil) while the estrogen-tastic Evening bowed in the 10 spot with $3.5 mil.