With Batman lurking, the prehistoric critters of Ice Age: Continental Drift ran off with the box office, earning $46 million in their opening weekend. The animated film is the fourth in the Ice Age series, the first in 3-D.
There has now been a decade of Ice Age films, with the characters voiced by Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo becoming increasingly familiar to audiences, particularly international ones. The film had already done robust overseas business ahead of opening in the United States. This weekend, it earned $95 million internationally, bringing its overseas total to $339 million.