Box Office: 'Ice Age' tops 'Amazing Spider-Man' with $16.5 million Friday
'Ted' and 'Magic Mike' continue to impress
With much of the U.S. going through one of the hottest summers on record, audiences were craving another "Ice Age"
Fox's animated sequel "Ice Age: Continental Drift" is off to a great start, racking up a cool $16.5 million at the domestic box office on Friday. That will likely put the film -- featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and others -- in the $45 million range for the weekend.
That will put it on par with the first "Ice Age," which opened to $46.3 million in 2002 (without the benefit of 3D ticket prices). 2006's "Ice Age: The Meltdown" opened to a stellar $68 million, while 2009's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" opened to the more-in-line $41 million.
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Seth McFarlane's raunchy comedy "Ted" continues to impress, earning another $6.9 million, for a domestic total of $143.7 million.
This summer's other surprise hit, Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike," likewise continues it success story, scoring another $3.4 million. The Steven Soderbergh-directed male stripper drama has made a hunky $86.2 million so far.
Disney's animated hit "Brave" rounds out the top five, adding $3.2 million to its domestic gross of $188.1 million.
Look for complete weekend estimates tomorrow on HitFix.
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