5. Knocked Up $7.8m
At this point you would have to call Knocked Up the most beloved comedy of the summer. There's simply no other way to explain away the modest losses per week by this film. Most movies face a 50 percent culling every weekend, this one has been under 30 percent the past two weekends.
4. 1408 $11.3m
1408 is an excellent example of how to counter program against beasts. Everyone involved, from Cusack to King to the Head Grip deserves a five percent raise, retroactive to filming dates.
3. Evan Almighty $14.4m
A total annihilation of biblical proportions. I didn't even try for the entendre there but I'll take it. It's good to see a dog like this get crushed, it restores my faith in the general public.
2. Live Free or Die Hard $42.0m
I quite liked Live Free or Die Hard. It's the best of the sequels so far, the first one that's a worthy movie on its own, no wobbliness at all out of this flick. I think I've overstated the financial chances a little bit because it will have made more than $16 million even before the weekend starts. That will bleed off the weekend total.
1. Ratatouille $54.9m
It's going to make copious amounts of moolah. They are going to back the money truck up and say "fill er' up." They're going to... well, you get the idea. Ratatouille will attract every kid from here to Topeka.
Check back with MaryAnn on Monday. She recaps with great fervor.
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