The “dawn” of the extended holiday weekend box office commenced with Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs freezing out the mega-grossing sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, grossing an estimated $13.8 million on Wednesday, in 3993 theaters.
Fox domestic distribution president, Bruce Snyder said: “What a great start for the holiday. ‘Ice Age’ continues to be a comedy for all audiences.”
“Revenge of the Fallen” added $10.9 million for a domestic total of $240.9 million. It was followed on Wednesday by newcomer Public Enemies, which earned $8.2 million in 3,391 theaters.
The Transformers sequel could still beat “Dawn of the Dinosaurs” over the weekend.