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Box Office History for Ice Age Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Mar 15, 2002 Ice Age $65,000,000 $46,312,454 $176,387,405 $386,116,343  
Mar 31, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $75,000,000 $68,033,544 $195,330,621 $651,899,282  
Jul 1, 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $90,000,000 $41,690,382 $196,573,705 $859,701,857 Play
Jul 13, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $95,000,000 $46,629,259 $161,321,843 $879,765,137 Play
Jul 22, 2016 Ice Age: Collision Course     $7,800,000 $134,800,000 Play
 Totals$325,000,000 $737,413,574$2,912,282,619 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Nov 21, 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $135,354,748 $2,471,122 $137,825,870
Oct 27, 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $104,246,979 $16,232,994 $120,479,973
Dec 11, 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $43,110,233 $20,000,695 $63,110,928

Thursday Night Previews: Star Trek’s Previews are in the Stratosphere at $5.5 million

July 22nd, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond got off to a fast start with $5.5 million during its midnight previews. This is $2 million more than Ghostbusters made last weekend, plus it has better reviews. On the other hand, it is a sequel, so the comparison isn’t perfect. We could compare it to the previous installment in the franchise, but that film opened on a Wednesday. X-Men: Apocalypse earned $8.4 million in its previews, but that film earned weaker reviews and is a comic book movie, which tend to be more front-loaded. I was a little more bullish than most with my prediction, but this result make me feel a lot better. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Star Trek go Above and Beyond the Competition?

July 21st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond leads a pack of three wide releases this weekend and there are some who think it will have the best live-action release since Captain America: Civil War. That would be great news for the overall box office. Ice Age: Collision Course has to deal with direct competition and terrible reviews, but it should still do relatively well thanks to goodwill its franchise has built up. The final new release of the week is Lights Out. This low-budget horror film won’t need to earn $20 million over the weekend to break even, but there’s a slim chance it will. In fact, The Secret Life of Pets should easily add another $20 million to its running tally, and Ghostbusters has a good shot at doing the same. So we could have five films earning $20 million over the weekend for the first time in a year. We should have three films earning more than $25 million. Meanwhile this weekend last year, there were no films that earned more than $25 million. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year competition with ease. More...

International Box Office: Ice Age Collides with Top Spot Earning $53.5 million

July 21st, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course

Ice Age: Collision Course rose to first place with $53.5 million in 51 markets for an early international total of $127.0 million. The film’s biggest new market was France, where it earned first place with $7.07 million on 873 screens. That’s a pretty good opening for that market, but the previous film opened with $12.76 million in that market, so that’s a sizable drop-off. The film also earned first place in Russia with $5.85 million on 1,236, compared to $16.97 million the earlier film opened with. That’s really troubling. Meanwhile, the film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $4.99 million in 570 theaters. (We can’t really compare openings here. The numbers we get for the U.K. are actually for the U.K., Ireland, and Malta. It’s similar to the domestic market being Canada and the States. In almost all cases this doesn’t matter, because films open in all three countries at the same time. However, Continental Drift opened in Ireland first, before expanding into the U.K., so there’s no easy way to compare the two results.) At this pace, it looks like Collision Course isn’t going to match its predecessor at the box office. However, it could fail to earn half as much worldwide and still break even on the home market. This might be the last installment in the franchise, on the other hand. More...

International Box Office: Cold War has Hot Opening with $44 million

July 13th, 2016

Cold War 2

Cold War 2 opened in first place with $44.25 million in four markets over the weekend. Nearly all of its opening came from China, where it made $44.08 million over the weekend and $44.78 million, including previews. It also opened in the U.K. earning $128,000 in 14 theaters, which is great for a limited release there. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Croods

October 16th, 2013

The Croods opened in March with more than $40 million and lasted long enough to pull in more than $180 million domestically and $570 million worldwide. That's a very impressive run for a spring release. Did it deserve this box office success? Or did it thrive because of the lack of direct competition? More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

December 9th, 2012

I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline? More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Ray Romano 5 Manny $2,912,282,619 $2,927,148,557 99.5%
John Leguizamo 5 Sid $2,912,282,619 $5,617,514,113 51.8%
Denis Leary 5 Diego $2,912,282,619 $3,945,396,722 73.8%
Josh Peck 5 Eddie $2,912,282,619 $3,193,314,488 91.2%
Queen Latifah 4 Ellie $2,526,166,276 $4,770,643,968 53.0%
Seann William Scott 4 Crash $2,526,166,276 $4,651,223,849 54.3%
Chris Wedge 4 Scrat $2,777,482,619 $2,777,482,619 100.0%
Alan Tudyk 3 Saber-Toothed Tiger $1,917,780,762 $8,583,832,129 22.3%
Simon Pegg 2 Buck $994,501,857 $7,050,300,390 14.1%
Keke Palmer 2 Peaches $1,014,565,137 $1,234,726,396 82.2%
Wanda Sykes 2 Sid's Ganny $1,014,565,137 $2,135,497,414 47.5%
Stephen Root 2 Rhino $1,038,015,625 $5,036,575,048 20.6%
Jason Fricchione 2 Molehog Grandpa/Shovelmouth Male $1,531,664,419 $1,531,664,419 100.0%
George Jacobs 2 Beaver Dad $1,531,664,419 $1,531,664,419 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Carlos Saldanha 5 Director (2)
Executive Producer (2)
Co-Director (1)
$2,912,282,619 $4,154,272,857 70.1%
Lori Forte 4 Producer (4)
Story Creator (1)
$2,052,580,762 $2,315,375,203 88.7%
Chris Wedge 4 Executive Producer (3)
Director (1)
$2,052,580,762 $3,856,811,345 53.2%
Randy Thom 4 Sound Designer (4)
Re-recording Mixer (3)
Supervising Sound Editor (3)
$2,526,166,276 $18,093,819,014 14.0%
Christian Kaplan 4 Casting Director (4) $2,526,166,276 $4,921,256,505 51.3%
Michael Berg 3 Screenwriter (3)
Story Creator (1)
$1,400,681,480 $1,730,184,885 81.0%
Michael Thurmeier 3 Director (1)
Co-Director (1)
Lead Animator (1)
$2,125,583,337 $2,386,283,349 89.1%
John Powell 3 Composer (3) $2,391,366,276 $13,075,381,037 18.3%
Peter De Seve 3 Character Designer (3) $2,125,583,337 $2,463,958,054 86.3%
Lora Hirschberg 3 Re-recording Mixer (3) $1,666,464,419 $11,931,777,073 14.0%
Peter Ackerman 2 Screenwriter (2) $1,245,818,200 $1,245,818,200 100.0%
Michael J. Wilson 2 Screenwriter (2) $520,916,343 $892,833,386 58.3%
Yoni Brenner 2 Screenwriter (2) $994,501,857 $1,488,240,292 66.8%
Christopher Meledandri 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,038,015,625 $5,358,596,013 19.4%
Harry Hitner 2 3D Editor (2) $1,511,601,139 $2,527,588,474 59.8%
James M. Palumbo 2 Editor (2) $1,014,565,137 $1,014,565,137 100.0%
Michael Knapp 2 Art Director (2) $994,501,857 $1,257,296,298 79.1%
James Bresnahan 2 Lead Animator (1)
Supervising Animator (1)
$520,916,343 $1,574,832,676 33.1%
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,511,601,139 $7,496,134,766 20.2%
Michael Silvers 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,014,565,137 $4,722,156,605 21.5%
Tom Carlson 2 Music Editor (2) $1,531,664,419 $3,225,398,727 47.5%