The animated toon is doing far bigger business overseas, grossing a stellar $95 million in its third weekend for a global total of $385 million; "Amazing Spider-Man" falls to No. 2 but holds well. Read more
Tracking services show the animated pic opening in the $50 million range, although the studio is giving a much lower estimate because "Brave" and "Madagascar 3" are still in the marketplace; conservative doc "2016: Obama's America" rolls out in Houston.
Toys "R" Us has opened "Ice Age" boutiques to show off more than 50 new licensed toys and video games tied to the July 13 release of the fourth installment in the movie franchise, which has brought in more than $4 billion. Read more
The production is the second of the series to debut at the 42-year-old Giffoni event, the world's largest film festival aimed at children's productions. The full lineup will be announced next Tuesday. Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops