Battle Of The Sequels As Ice Age And Transformers Freeze Out Box Office Competition05 July 2009
The third installment of the Ice Age franchise was already making waves upon its release on Wednesday (01Jul09), when it set a new record for the biggest opening day gross for an animated film with $13.8 million (£9.2 million).
Its popularity continued as families took advantage of the three-day holiday weekend, taking Ice Age 3 to number one alongside last week's (ends28Jun09) chart-topper Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with $42.5 million (£85 million).
Johnny Depp's new gangster movie Public Enemies grossed $26.2 million (£17.5 million), rounding out the top three.
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