July 5, 2009

‘Ice Age,’ ‘Transformers’ share No. 1

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" tied for No. 1 in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Both tallied an estimated $42.5 million in estimated gate receipts.

The third in the animated 'Ice Age' series about the woolly mammoth Manny's adventures, which just opened this weekend, again has Ray Romano providing Manny's voice. Queen Latifa, John Lequizamo and Denis Leary are some of the other celebrities lending vocal support.

'Transformers,' now in its second week, also had an estimated $42.5 million in sales this week and has racked up $293.46 million in total sales.

Also hitting the theaters this weekend was Public Enemies, the Johnny Depp movie about the Depression-era Chicago gangster John Dillinger. It came in at No. 3 with $26.17 million.

Next up were The Proposal at No. 4 with $12.78 million and The Hangover, still hanging in there at No. 5 in its fifth week.

Rounding out the top 10 were Up with an estimated $6.58 million in gross receipts, My Sister's Keeper with $5.26 million, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with $2.5 million and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian at $2.1 million.

The two new movies pushed Star Trek and Away We Go out of the top tier.