Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Weekend Box Office Track -- Films with Fuzzy Animals

The next animated feature populated by furred beasties isn't out until May 19th, when "Over The Hedge" debuts. In the meantime, here's how the current duo is performing... "Ice Age: The Meltdown" still has the third highest number of screens (3,122) of any film in release. "The Wild" is on 2,605 screens for 7th highest. Both film remain in the top ten. "IA2" has collected $172,243,000 in domestic receipts, while "The Wild" scores $24,691,000. (Well, there's always the dvd release...) Overseas, "Ice Age 2" continues to delight Rupert & Associates. Update: Per Box Office Mojo, "Ice Age 2" gathered in $7 million this weekend (the flick is at 7th position in its 5th week, with a total of $177.7 million domestic). "The Wild" clung to number 9 with $4.7 million in the kitty (in its 3rd week; for a total of $28,430,000.) Update (Monday, May 1): Per Daily Variety: "Ice Age: The Meltdown" is still red hot overseas, rapidly closing in on $400 million. "The Wild," by contrast, is raking in a small, non-threatenig pile of chips in foreign markets. To date its garnered $22.5 million.


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