July 17, 2012 by Vinnie Leduc
As the only new release this weekend and the first family film in nearly a month, Ice Age: Continental Drift swung to the top of the domestic box office and cooled off The Amazing Spider-Man, last week’s reigning champ. The fourth adventure in the CGI animated series about prehistoric animals opened to numbers that were about on par with most of its predecessors, but they were nowhere near the debuts of this year’s The Lorax, Brave, or Madagascar 3.
The Spidey reboot, bumped to second place in its second weekend, crossed the $200 million mark, while Ted moved down to third and crossed the $150 million mark in its third weekend. Brave took fourth, and Magic Mike claimed fifth, barely over Savages.
Exactly a year ago, the finale to the Harry Potter series concocted the biggest opening weekend ever, which was then shattered by The Avengers earlier this year. We’ll see next weekend whether The Dark Knight Rises has anything to say about that. Cuz, you know, Batman doesn’t wear hockey pads.
Here were the top five via BOM:
- Ice Age: Continental Drift — Weekend Gross: $46 million — Total Gross: $46 million (new)
- The Amazing Spider-Man — Weekend Gross: $35 million — Total Gross: $200.9 million (#1 last week)
- Ted — Weekend Gross: $22.1 million — Total Gross: $159 million (#2 last week)
- Brave — Weekend Gross: $10.7 million — Total Gross: $195.6 million (#3 last week)
- Magic Mike — Weekend Gross: $9 million — Total Gross: $91.9 million (#5 last week)