Courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $46 million
2. The Amazing Spider-Man - $35 million
3. Ted - $22.1 million
4. Brave - $10.6 million
5. Magic Mike - $9 million
6. Savages - $8.7 million
7. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $5.6 million
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me - $3.7 million
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $3.6 million
10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $3.5 million
In this calm-before-Batman weekend, Ice Age: Continental Drift took first place as expected, earning an estimated $46 million. While that's on the low end compared to this year's other animated films so far (Brave, The Lorax, and Madagascar 3 all opened north of $60 million), it's still a solid opening for the Ice Age series and it should continue to hold up well as the kiddie counterprogramming film next weekend. Overseas, the fourth Ice Age film has earned an excellent $339 million.
The Amazing Spider-Man drops to second place with $35 million, but overall it's actually doing very well. It's just a 44% drop from last weekend, and it managed to cross the $200 million mark domestically. Of course, it didn't get there nearly as quickly as the Raimi films did, but with $521 worldwide so far, it sure doesn't look like audiences have completely rejected a new Spider-Man series either.
Ted continues its run as the sleeper hit of the summer, earning another $22.1 million. The film has now earned $158 million domestically, and I'm hope I'm not the only one dreading the thought that we likely to see a sequel to this. It was funny, but one movie was plenty.
Getting *that* much closer to becoming Pixar's 10th film to earn more than $200 million, Brave held its own against the new Ice Age movie to earn $10.6 million. It should pass $200 million this week. Woohoo!
In limited release, Beasts of the Southern Wild expanded its theater count to 81 and earned $775,000, giving it a per-screen average ($9,568) that second only to Ice Age 4 this weekend. Not bad.
Next weekend...do we even have to say it? The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters. And that pretty much speaks for itself. Enjoy, Batfans!