Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age: Continental Drift topped the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $46 million from 3,881 theaters, an average of $11,853 per location. The fourth installment in the popular franchise received a CinemaScore of A-, but was not the biggest opening of the four films. Ice Age: The Meltdown debuted to $68 million in 2006, though “Continental Drift” did open with more than the third film, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which took in $41.7 million its first weekend in 2009, and opened similar to the first film, which took in $46.3 million in 2002. Internationally, “Continental Drift” grossed $95 million for the weekend, bringing its international total to date to $339 million, making for a worldwide tally of $385 million. Fox is expecting the film to cross the $800 million mark worldwide when everything is said and done.
Ice Age: Continental Drift features the voices of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Heather Morris, Joy Behar, Nicki Minaj, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Nick Frost, Kunal Nayyar, Alain Chabat and JB Smoove.
Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man earned another $35 million its second weekend, a drop of just 44% in ticket sales. The Marc Webb-directed action adventure, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field, has reached $200.9 million domestically. Overseas, Spidey added $66.6 million this weekend for an international total of $320.5 million. That puts the worldwide total for the $230 million-budgeted film at $521.4 million.
In its third weekend, Universal’s Ted collected $22.2 million in third place to take its three-week total to $159 million. The Seth MacFarlane comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and MacFarlane’s voice, cost $50 million to make.
Disney•Pixar’s Brave dropped a spot to fourth with $10.7 million. After four weeks, the animated adventure has earned $195.6 million domestically compared to its $185 million budget.
Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike rounded out the top five with $9 million. The Warner Bros. dramedy has earned $91.9 million and only cost $7 million to make.
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