Box Office: "Ice Age: Continental Drift" Nudges Out "The Amazing Spider-Man"
Delivering another solid performance for the animated genre, "Ice Age: Continental Drift" has become the third such film to garner the box office crown over the past five weeks.
While it hasn't posted as impressive numbers as predecessors "Brave" ($66.3 million) and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" ($60.3 million), the Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios tale about Manny, Diego, and Sid's adventures took in approximately $16.5 million on both Friday and Saturday (July 13-14) which places its opening weekend total at a pack-leading $46 million.
Finding itself bumped down a position after spending one weekend atop the movie world, the Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone starring Marvel picture "The Amazing Spider-Man" sits in the runner-up spot with an estimated $10.3 million on Friday and $14 million on Saturday for a predicted $35 million second go-round grab.
Filling out the top five at the box office in expected totals are Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis' talking teddy bear film "Ted" ($22.1 million), followed by Pixar/Disney's "Brave" ($10.6 million) and the Channing Tatum fronted male stripper flick "Magic Mike" ($9.0 million).