Tuesday, July 17, 2012
"Ice Age" Heats Up The Box Office
So, let's get back to normal, starting with this post! =D
The fourth Ice Age installment - Continental Drift - was number one at the box office on its opening weekend, topping at $339 million worldwide ($46 million domestically and $95 million internationally).
"The North America performance of 'Continental Drift' was on par with previous 'Ice Age' movies but well below the opening weekend of the second installment, 'The Meltdown,' which opened with $68 million in 2006" (Star Tribune).
It's kind of hard to believe that the Ice Age franchise has been around for about ten years already and, honestly, I don't think I'd be surprised if we haven't seen the last of the Ice Age animals. The franchise as a whole currently has over $2.2 billion worldwide. The producers are also expecting that Continental Drift will "equal the global total of the last installment, 2009's 'Dawn of the Dinosaurs,' which took in $886.7 million" (Star Tribune).
The Amazing Spider-Man has also added $35 million domestically in its second box office weekend, pushing the film's worldwide gross to $521.4 million.
What I'm looking forward to are The Dark Knight Rises' numbers this weekend. Will the third and final Christopher Nolan Batman film earn as much as The Avengers did on its opening weekend? I can't wait to find out!
Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday, June 13th through Sunday, June 15th as U.S. and Canadian theaters (from the Star Tribune):
1. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $46 million
2. The Amazing Spider-Man - $35 million
3. Ted - $22.1 million
4. Brave - $10.7 million
5. Magic Mike - $9 million
6. Savages - $8.7 million
7. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $5.6 million
8. Katy Petty: Part of Me - $3.7 million
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $3.7 million
10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $3.5 million
And here are the Top Ten XBox 360 games for July (courtesy of Gamer Informer):
1. NCAA Football 13
2. Quantum Conundrum
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
4. Max Payne 3
5. Dragon's Dogma
7. The Walking Dead Episode 2 - Starved for Help
8. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
9. Minecraft: XBox 360 Edition
10. Spec Ops: The Line
- Edessa, signing off