Ice Age: Continental Drift was our big huge domestic movie opening this weekend, and well, it didn't really break any records. In fact, it was down from the premiere of the previous two films in the Ice Age franchise. Does anybody think this means the end of Scat's animated acorn seeking adventure? I would say nope…that is because the film has already made $339 million worldwide, so while domestically it might be in a bit of a slump, it will make enough money to most likely green light another.
In its second week, The Amazing Spider-Man held on to a pretty large audience and only dropped about 44%. The moral of that story is it is a "success" but won't be breaking any records anytime soon. I think the record breaking is being saved for The Dark Knight Rises this weekend…um, wait, wow, only 5 more days!!!!
Box Office: July 16th
|1. Ice Age: Continental Drift|
$46 Million / New / $339m Total Worldwide
It grossed $95 million dollars overseas this weekend alone...now, that is enough to start a fire.
|2. The Amazing Spider-Man|
$35 Million / $201m Total Domestic / $521.4m Total Worldwide
Only spent one weekend at the top, but his web is still capturing some hearts.
$22.1 Million / $159m Total Domestic / $190m Total Worldwide
"Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish... except an apache helicopter... those things have machine guns and missiles."
$10.7 Million / $195.5m Total Domestic / $242.4m Total Worldwide
As of right now, it is the 10th highest grossing pixar film; however being that it is still in fourth place after 4 weekends it is highly likely it will overtake Ratatouille, Wall-E and possibly could even come within striking distance of Cars before it ends its run.
|5. Magic Mike|
$9 Million / $92m Total Domestic
Things we now know movie audiences like: strippers and Channing Tatum and especially Channing Tatum as a stripper.
$8.7 Million / $31.5m Total Domestic / $32.5m Total Worldwide
The only serious crime and violent-filled drama out right now and is actually worth seeing. Do it.
|7. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection|
$5.6 Million / $55.6m Total Domestic
|8. Katy Perry: Part of Me|
$3.7 Million / $18.6m Total Domestic / $22.7m Total Worldwide
Yup, it's starting to officially enter bomb territory.
|9. Moonrise Kingdom|
$3.66 Million / $32.4m Total Domestic / $44.7m Total Worldwide
|10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted|
$3.5 Million / $203.7m Total Domestic / $473.8m Total Worldwide
There are three animated films in the top ten, and we can tell that it is, in fact, summertime at the movies.