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'Ice Age: Continental Drift' earns $46M at weekend box office

A scene from the 2012 film 'Ice Age: Continental Drift.' (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

July 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The prehistoric critters of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" shook up the box office this weekend.

The animated film starring Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo came in first place in U.S. ticket sales, earning $46 million on its opening weekend. It is the fourth in the "Ice Age" series and the first one in 3-D.

"The Amazing Spider Man" came in second with $35 million.

The R-rated comedy "Ted" brought in $22.1 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $46 million ($95 million internationally).
2. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $35 million ($66.6 million internationally).
3. "Ted," $22.1 million, ($9.7 million internationally).
4. "Brave," $10.7 million, ($6.5 million internationally).
5. "Magic Mike," $9 million, ($3.3 million internationally).
6. "Savages," $8.7 million, ($1 million internationally).
7. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection," $5.6 million.
8. "Katy Perry: Part of Me," $3.7 million, ($1 million internationally).
9. "Moonrise Kingdom," $3.7 million, ($270,000 internationally).
10. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $3.5 million ($4.6 million internationally).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.