Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of July 13th-15th
- Ice Age: Continental Drift - $46m (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- The Amazing Spider-Man - $35m = $200,900,000 13-Day Total - ($230m production budget)
- Ted - $22.147m = $158,993,000 17-Day Total - ($50m production budget)
- Brave - $10.695m = $195,596,000 24-Day Total - ($185m production budget)
- Magic Mike - $9.03m = $91,850,000 17-Day Total - ($7m production budget)
This past weekend only saw one new major entry in the field of competition, and that film is Blue Sky Animation’s latest entry in their Ice Age franchise, Continental Drift. The animated sequel actually outperformed the series’ previous entry, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, by $4 million, with an opening weekend of $46 million—matching the first Ice Age film—toppling Spider-Man for the #1 spot this past weekend.
Dropping down to #2 is Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. This past weekend the film took in another solid $35 million, bringing up its domestic total to just under $201 million in thirteen days of release. By next weekend it should match or surpass its $230 million production budget. And though it appears to be a financial success, Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man film has performed to a lesser extent by comparison to Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, which at this time of its release had grossed over $237 million. When you also factor in the IMAX and 3D earnings as well as inflation, The Amazing Spider-Man has clearly not had as huge an impact as the previous series.
Sticking strong at number three is Seth McFarlane’s R-Rated comedy, Ted. The fuzzy little teddy bear suckered another $22 million out of audiences in its third weekend at the box office, bringing up its domestic total to an incredible $158 million over seventeen days. The film figures to finish around $200 million by the end of its release, which would be incredible for the comedy that cost only $50 million to make.
Dropping down to fourth is Disney and Pixar’s Brave. The animated film featuring Pixar’s first princess, Merida, took in another $10 million over the weekend, bringing up its domestic gross to over $195 million, well above the film’s $185 million production budget. Among Pixar’s films, it still currently ranks tenth in domestic grossing, but it should crack $200 million by next week and should finish somewhere around $220 million at best, just behind 2008’s $223 million total for WALL-E.
Rounding out the top five is the Steven Soderberg male stripper film, Magic Mike. The movie based on leading man Channing Tatum’s real life experiences as a male stripper took in another $8 million this past weekend, bringing up its domestic total to over $91 million over seventeen days. Magic Mike should reach $100 million by the end of the week, making this Channing Tatum’s third straight film this year to gross over $100 million following The Vow ($125 million) in February and 21 Jump Street ($138 million) in March.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten plays out:
6. Savages - $8.735m = $31,466,000 10-Day Total - ($45m production budget)
7. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection Program - $5.6m = $55,628,000 17-Day Total - ($20m production budget)
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me - $3.735m = $18,588,000 11-Day Total - ($12m production budget)
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $3.662m = $32,427,000 52-Day Total - ($16m production budget)
10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - $3.5m = $203,732,000 38-Day Total - ($145m production budget)