Ice Age Storms The Box Office, Spidey Holds Strong: Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of July 13th, 2012

The ice age managed to freeze the competition this weekend, but not with any numbers worth bragging about. Meanwhile, our favourite wall-crawler managed to prove that his reboot was the right decision. Find out what went down at the box office after the jump!
Ice Age: Continental Drift opened this weekend with $46 million, not a bad number but still only slightly better than the previous sequels $41 million, and really off from the second films $68 million opening from 2006. The film should enjoy sitting on top while it can, because by this time next week it will surely be far from it.

Down only 43% in its second weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man took home $35 million to reach $200 million. No doubt about it, the reboot is a hit, having already grossed $521 million worldwide in just two weeks. The film will certainly lose its audience when The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres, but Spidey could still manage to hit $300 million in North America before it finishes its run.

For for the rest of the top five, Ted brought in $22 million to land at third and raise its total to $150 million; Brave was in fourth place with $10 million, while Magic Mike closed out the top five with a gross of $9 million. Savages wound up placing sixth with $8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $62 million
2) The Amazing Spider-Man – $35 million
3) Ted – $22 million
4) Brave – $13 million
5) Savages – $10 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $46 million
2) The Amazing Spider-Man – $35 million
3) Ted – $22 million
4) Brave – $10 million
5) Magic Mike – $9 million

Next weekend sees the release of The Dark Knight Rises. Will it be able to break The Avengers record opening? Check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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