Weekend Predictions: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Featured Stories - on July 11, 2012 by Phil Contrino

71312predictions.pngThe 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
Ice Age: Continental Drift Jul 13, 2012 Fox
$54,000,000 $54,000,000
The Amazing Spider-Man Jul 3, 2012 Sony / Columbia
$32,000,000 $198,500,000
Ted (2012) Jun 29, 2012 Universal
$20,500,000 $157,800,000
Brave Jun 22, 2012 Disney
$10,300,000 $195,300,000
Magic Mike Jun 29, 2012 Warner Bros.
$8,500,000 $90,800,000
Savages Jul 6, 2012 Universal
$7,800,000 $30,500,000
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Jun 29, 2012 Lionsgate
$4,500,000 $54,500,000
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jun 8, 2012 Paramount / DreamWorks
$4,200,000 $204,500,000
Moonrise Kingdom May 25, 2012 Focus
$3,800,000 $32,500,000
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D Jul 5, 2012 Paramount
$3,700,000 $18,500,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.


Tags: The Amazing Spider-Man, Ice Age: Continental Drift


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