Weekend Predictions: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
Featured Stories - on July 11, 2012 by Phil Contrino
The latest entry in the Ice Age franchise is poised to steal away the #1 spot from Spider-Man at the box office this coming weekend.
With more than $200 million in the bank internationally, Ice Age: Continental Drift is already well on its way to becoming a massive hit. The Ice Age franchise does way more business abroad than it does at home. For proof, look at how 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' made $687.1 million internationally compared to $196.6 million domestically. Still, domestic grosses are always important and Ice Age: Continental Drift should prove to be a steady earner. There's enough distance between Continental Drift and Brave, the most recent family-skewing flick, for families to be ready to go to the movies again.
Look for Ice Age: Continental Drift to grab $54 million from around 3,800 locations during its debut frame.
The Amazing Spider-Man should hold up well during its sophomore frame. Based on how quickly the Sony release passed $300 million worldwide, it's clear that moviegoers were ready for a reboot. TASM needs to make as much money as it can this week, because The Dark Knight Rises will steal away much of its audience next weekend.
The Amazing Spider-Man should take in $32 million this coming weekend.
Check out our top 10 predictions in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Weekend Gross ||Cumulative|
|Ice Age: Continental Drift||Jul 13, 2012||Fox
|The Amazing Spider-Man||Jul 3, 2012||Sony / Columbia
|Ted (2012)||Jun 29, 2012||Universal
|Brave||Jun 22, 2012||Disney
|Magic Mike||Jun 29, 2012||Warner Bros.
|Savages||Jul 6, 2012||Universal
|Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection||Jun 29, 2012||Lionsgate
|Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||Jun 8, 2012||Paramount / DreamWorks
|Moonrise Kingdom||May 25, 2012||Focus
|Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D||Jul 5, 2012||Paramount
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.