It didn’t take long for The Amazing Spider-Man to be dethroned at the box office, though I think some of us were thinking it might last another week before being knocked off by The Dark Knight Rises. Instead, Spidey fell to second place at the hands of the fourth film in Fox’s Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift ($46 million), a film that Michael states is “a way to pass time, but it is likewise a complete disappointment” in his one-and-a-half-star review. It isn’t a mammoth surprise (see what I did there?) that Ice Age would take over number one, being that it was the only wide release film this week. While the achievement is surely to be short-lived, the modest domestic opening weekend gross is the smallest for any of the major animated films this year (The Lorax, Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted, Brave). This being said, globally Ice Age: Continental Drift has brought in $339 million to date, so a fifth film - a place no other animated franchise has dared go – seems almost certain.
The Amazing Spider-Man added $35 million to its impressive total, and is overall right at the $200 million mark domestically ($521.3 million globally). Hard to call that anything short of a success, but with Nolan’s Batman film just days away, it will be interesting to see how the film holds up in the next week or two.
Speaking of hitting the $200 million mark, after three week’s in release, Ted ($22.15 million) - the buddy comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and his talking bear - is heading toward that achievement as well, with an overall domestic total right around $160 million thus far. While Brave ($10.6 million) came in fourth, and will cross the $200 million mark this week undoubtedly ($195.5 million at this time), becoming Pixar’s 10th film in 11 years to achieve such a feat. Magic Mike ($9 million) just beat out Savages ($8.7 million) for fifth.
Box office recap:
1. Ice Age: Continental Drift ($46 million)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man ($35 million)
3. Ted ($22.15 million)
4. Brave ($10.6 million)
5. Magic Mike ($9 million)
Tags: box office, Box office review, Brave movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Magic Mike, Ted movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, the dark knight rises
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