New 'Ice Age' drifts into top spot with $46.6M

Associated Press Modified: July 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm •  Published: July 16, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated sequel "Ice Age: Continental Drift" froze out the competition to take over the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with a $46.6 million debut.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," Fox, $46,629,259, 3,881 locations, $12,015 average, $46,629,259, one week.

2. "The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony, $34,628,104, 4,318 locations, $8,019 average, $200,500,351, two weeks.

3. "Ted," Universal, $22,410,855, 3,303 locations, $6,785 average, $159,257,250, three weeks.

4. "Brave," Disney, $11,160,522, 3,392 locations, $3,290 average, $196,061,319, four weeks.

5. "Savages," Universal, $9,393,840, 2,635 locations, $3,565 average, $32,125,290, two weeks.

6. "Magic Mike," Warner Bros., $9,021,123, 3,090 locations, $2,919 average, $91,841,198, three weeks.

7. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection," Lionsgate, $5,584,027, 2,004 locations, $2,786 average, $55,611,721, three weeks.

8. "Katy Perry: Part of Me," Paramount, $3,800,607, 2,732 locations, $1,391 average, $18,653,544, two weeks.

9. "Moonrise Kingdom," Focus Features, $3,704,507, 924 locations, $4,009 average, $32,483,002, eight weeks.

10. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," Paramount, $3,669,675, 2,285 locations, $1,606 average, $203,901,397, six weeks.

11. "To Rome with Love," Sony Pictures Classics, $2,469,235, 744 locations, $3,319 average, $8,587,862, four weeks.

12. "The Avengers," Disney, $1,398,754, 747 locations, $1,872 average, $613,660,486, 11 weeks.