Ice Age Freezes Out Spider-Man

Fox cartoon sequel opens with $46 million
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2012 4:31 PM CDT
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Diego, voiced by Denis Leary, left, Sid, voiced by John Leguizamo and Manny, voiced by Ray Romano in "Ice Age: Continental Drift."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

(Newser) Ice Age: Prehistoric Drift scored a $46 million debut this weekend and beat out The Amazing Spider-Man ($35 million), but failed to match the Ice Age best bow ever. That crown goes to Ice Age: The Meltdown, which opened to $68 million in 2006. Among other weekend films, Oliver Stone's Savages ($8.7 million) fell to sixth and Katy Perry: Part of Me ($3.7 million) held onto eighth. Ted ($22 million) and Magic Mike ($9 million) kept playing well, while Focus' sturdy indie flick Moonrise Kingdom ($3.7 million) filled the nine-hole, says the Hollywood Reporter.

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