Ice Age 4 puts chill on Spider-Man at box office

Movie tops box office with $46 million whereas Spider-Man came in second at $35 million.

Reuters July 17, 2012


Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, the fourth film in the animated series featuring a woolly mammoth and his prehistoric friends, trampled The Amazing Spider-Man and took the top spot at US and Canadian box offices on Sunday with $46 million.

Featuring the voice of comedian Ray Romano as the warm-hearted mammoth, Manny, and John Leguizamo as Sid, the fast-talking sloth; the 3D film’s opening weekend beat forecasts and topped the debut of the most recent movie in the series, 2009’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which opened to $42 million.

The biggest opening in the series was 2006’s Ice Age: The Meltdown, which grossed $68 million in its first weekend.

Overall, the animated series which were produced for Fox by Blue Sky Studios, have collected $1.9 billion in worldwide ticket sales, according to ticket tracking website Box Office Mojo.

Ice Age had been projected to gross around $40 million for the weekend, according to Paul Dergarabedian, president of’s box office division.

The Amazing Spider-Man, the reboot of the blockbuster series that starred Andrew Garfield as the superhero’s alter ego Peter Parker, collected $35 million over the weekend after selling $140 million in ticket sales during a six-day run that began with midnight shows the day before the July 4th holiday.

Its cumulative domestic ticket sales after roughly two weeks in theaters now stand at $201 million.

Add another $320 million overseas and worldwide ticket sales total $521 million, easily making it among the year’s top movies.

Ice Age was released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.

The Amazing Spider-Man was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the movie studio wing of Sony Corp and produced by Marvel Studios, a division of Walt Disney Co.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012. 


Farrukh Shabbir | 10 years ago | Reply

What box office? What world are you people from? Is there anyone even remotely close to being an actual Pakistani in your workplace?

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