Box Office: Spider-Man Gets Put on Ice

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (2012) Movie PosterWith only one studio competition this week, could Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” hold onto the top spot? Not when that film is the fourth outing of a popular children’s franchise. “Spider-Man” fell to second place in its second week, losing out to the debut of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” by a decent margin despite having 500 more screens than the CG sequel. As expected, the latest “Ice Age” movie won the week with $46 million, beating out “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” $35 million. I think everyone saw this coming. Hard to beat a film with funny talking animals.

But don’t cry for the arachnid knight. Now in its second week, the rebooted “Spider-Man” has earned $200 million domestically and $521 million worldwide. I think it’s safe to say that Sony’s decision to do it all over just five years since the last “Spider-Man” movie has paid off. Who would have thunk it? The film hasn’t exactly had the best reviews. It currently holds a 74% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this article, though most online reviews I’ve read have been middling to negative. I personally liked it, but then again, I had such low, low expectations of it, anything close to “decent” would have translated into “pretty good”.

Other holdovers at the box office include Seth McFarlane’s cuddly “Ted” and Steven Soderbergh’s feel-good package of the year, “Magic Mike”. “Ted” adds $22 million to its coffers, giving it a total of $158 million in three weeks domestically and $190 million worldwide. Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike”, meanwhile, has totaled $91 million in three weeks, and has yet to opened overseas. It’ll be interesting to see if the film’s glistening all-American abs wow foreign moviegoers. Regardless, “Magic Mike” is a bona fide hit for a film that only cost $7 million to make.

And finally, Pixar’s “Brave” has now made $195 million domestically (and $242 million worldwide) after four weeks of release. That’s not a bad haul, but when you factor in the movie’s $185 million production cost, the $242 million doesn’t look quite as good. Depending on its take in the coming weeks, “Brave” could very well end up as the least successful of the Pixar movies. Last year’s much-maligned “Cars 2”, by comparison, capped off at $559 million. “Brave” is currently last in total box office for a Pixar movie, with the first “Toy Story” sitting just in front of it with $362 million … but that was way back in 1995.

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Via : Box Office Mojo