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Weekend Box Office — June 29-July 1, 2007

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille opened in first place for the weekend, but grossed a little below expectations. The film took in $47.03 million from 3,940 theaters. Cars, the studio’s last film, grossed $60.12 million when it opened last June. The film was expected to open at around $50-55 million.

In second place for the weekend was Fox’s Live Free or Die Hard. The film took in a solid $33.37 million from 3,408 theaters, bringing its three day gross to $48.40 million.

Year-to-year, the box-office was up slightly (+1.7%).

Two other new films opened in the top 10 in limited release, in ninth place was Liongate’s Sicko. The latest Michael Moore documentary opened with $4.5 million from 441 theaters. And in 10th place was Focus Picture’s Evening, which took in $3.5 million from 977 theaters.

Moving elsewhere in the charts, last week’s number one film Evan Almighty slipped by 51.5%, dropping two spots to third place with $15.14 million from 3,636 theaters. Its total gross (through 10 days) now stands at $60.68 million. Compared to Bruce Almighty, the film is off by a considerable amount. In ‘Bruce’s’ second week it took in $37.33 million and reached $137.40 million.

In fourth place was 1408, dropping two spots and 48.3% with $10.66 million from 2,733 theaters. Through 10 days of release, the film has taken in $40.44 million.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer dropped two spots and by 54.3% landing in fifth place with $9.14 million from 3,424 theaters. Now in its 17th day of release, the sequel has taken in $114.94 million.

Looking at the bottom five, Knocked Up continues to hold up well, dropping only one spot (to sixth place) and 33.5% with its take of $7.30 million from 2,665 theaters. The hilarious R-rated flick now stands at $122.29 million through 31 days of release.

In seventh place we come to Ocean’s Thirteen, which with its $6.09 million from 2,903 theaters, hit the $100 million mark. It now stands at $102.12 million through 24 days of release.

And lastly, in eighth place was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The third picture in the Pirates franchise took in $4.96 million from 2,162 theaters. With good legs, (dropping only 31.1% and two spots) the picture now stands at $295.70 million through 38 days of release.

A few other interesting facts about the weekend:

  • Ratatouille had the best per theater average of any movie in the top 10, with $11,935/theater out of 3,940 sites.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End had the smallest drop week-to-week of any wide released movie in the top 10, dipping only 31.1%. However, Sicko, which opened wide, increased by 6,427.2%.
  • Ocean’s Thirteen had the lowest per theater average of any movie in the top 10 ($2,096/theater from 2,903 sites).
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was the weeks movie with the largest weekly loss (among those in the top 10), with its 54.3% drop.
  • And lastly, year-to-year (vs. June 30-July 2, 2006) the top 10 films were up by $2.39M or 1.7% ($141.70M vs. $139.31M). That weekend, Superman Returns opened in first place with $52.54M. The Devil Wears Prada opened in second place with $27.54 million.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office — June 30-July 1, 2007 (Actuals)
(TW) — (LW) — (Movie) — (Weekend) — (% Change) — (Theaters) — (Domestic)

1. – N – Ratatouille – $47,027,395 – % – 3,940 – $47,027,395
2. – N – Live Free or Die Hard – $33,369,559 – -% – 3,408 – $48,398,130
3. – 1 – Evan Almighty – $15,143,945 – -51.5% – 3,636 – $60,679,545
4. – 2 – 1408 – $10,662,804 – -48.3% – 2,733 – $40,442,058
5. – 3 – Silver Surfer – $9,143,876 – -54.3% — 3,424 – $114,944,684
6. – 5 – Knocked Up – $7,302,325 – -33.5% – 2,665 – $122,291,755
7. – 4 – Ocean’s Thirteen – $6,085,959 – -46.7% — 2,903 – $102,120,537
8. – 6 – At World’s End – $4,960,368 – -31.1% – 2,162 – $295,703,075
9. – 31 – Sicko – $4,501,712 – +6,427.2% – 441 – $4,616,786
10. – N – Evening – $3,501,971 – -% – 977 – $3,501,971

Source: [Box Office Mojo]