LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated sequel Ice Age:
Continental Drift froze out the competition to take over the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with a $ 46.6 million debut.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
“To Rome with Love,” Sony Pictures Classics, $ 2,469,235, 744 locations, $ 3,319 average, $ 8,587,862, four weeks.
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Fox Searchlight, $ 651,051, 342 locations, $ 1,904 average, $ 43,040,827, 11 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.