|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|
Box Office History for Ice Age Movies
|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|
July 22nd, 2016
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.
July 21st, 2016
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.
July 21st, 2016
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.
July 13th, 2016
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.
July 1st, 2016
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.
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?
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?
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Seann William Scott||4||Crash||$2,526,166,276||$4,651,223,849||54.3%|
|Alan Tudyk||3||Saber-Toothed Tiger||$1,917,780,762||$8,583,832,129||22.3%|
|Wanda Sykes||2||Sid's Ganny||$1,014,565,137||$2,135,497,414||47.5%|
|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.
Executive Producer (2)
Story Creator (1)
Executive Producer (3)
Sound Designer (4)
Re-recording Mixer (3)
Supervising Sound Editor (3)
|Christian Kaplan||4||Casting Director (4)||$2,526,166,276||$4,921,256,505||51.3%|
Story Creator (1)
Lead Animator (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%|
Lead Animator (1)
Supervising Animator (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%|