Latest News on Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

March 16, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Horton Hears Cash Registers Ring at Box Office

North American film fans heard the call of the elephant and stampeded to the box office to see the animated Dr. Seuss pic Horton Hears a Who, which enjoyed the largest opening weekend of the year so far.More…

March 13, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Carrey-Carell Ticket To Win Landslide Victory

Three new releases roll into multiplexes across North America - one the size of an elephant, the others like specks of dust.More…

December 12, 2007

Avatar Pushed Back; Night at the Museum 2 Moved Up

Now that studio executives don't have to worry about all those pesky new scripts coming in all the time, they can concentrate on the fun stuff -- like playing with the 2009 release schedule.More…

May 17, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Mighty "Shrek" Returns To Claim Crown

Attacking theaters on the same May 18 date as the original ogre toon from six years ago, "Shrek the Third" stomps into the marketplace this weekend ready to seize the box office crown.More…

April 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Vacancy" Hopes for Full Occupancy

Another week, another horror film. That's the mantra in Hollywood at the moment. Among the four new films going into wide release this weekend are Sony's terror tale "Vacancy" which represents the fourth scary flick in three weeks to hit the multiplexes.More…

April 12, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Perfect Stranger" Heads A Crowded Field

This weekend Hollywood just doesn't know its limits. Six new releases will jam into an already crowded marketplace on Friday trying to connect with spring moviegoers.More…

April 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Grindhouse" Prepares for Easter Carnage

Easter weekend sees four new wide releases hopping into the marketplace aiming to give the spring box office a boost.More…

March 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Will Ferrell Goes for the Gold

Two promising new comedies target different age groups and look to close off a red hot March box office with strong opening weekend sales.More…

March 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Ride with Wild Hogs at #1

Moviegoers rallied behind the star-driven comedy "Wild Hogs," which raced to number one at the North American box office, zooming past all expectations from Disney. Meanwhile, Viacom saw less-than-stellar debuts from its serial killer drama "Zodiac" from Paramount Pictures and the southern fried saga "Black Snake Moan" from arthouse unit Paramount Vantage. Overall, the box office remained healthy and surged well ahead of last year's performance.More…

January 31, 2007

NewsBits: Giannini to Return to "Bond"age; "Ice Age 3" is a Go

Sometimes there's some interesting, colorful or plain old geeky movie news that's also kinda ... skimpy. That's why I've come up with a very clever heading called "NewsBits." When you see that word, you know you'll be getting your regular daily allowance of RT Newsday goodness, only in smaller and somewhat skimpier form.More…

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.More…

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.More…

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 14, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Mission: Impossible 3" Beats "Poseidon" to Remain at #1

Tom Cruise's spy sequel Mission: Impossible III remained the most popular film in North America for the second straight weekend while the big-budget disaster film Poseidon opened in second place to disappointing results.More…

May 7, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Mission: Impossible III" Big, But Not Huge at #1

Tom Cruise climbed into his usual number one spot at the box office with his heavily-hyped spy sequel Mission: Impossible III, however ticket sales fell below most industry expectations as the debut was not spectacular.More…

April 24, 2006

"Silent" is Golden on a Slow Box Office Weekend

Sony rode a press blackout to first place with their video game horror flick "Silent Hill." The gothic creepfest earned an estimated $20.2 million from 2,900 theaters, handily knocking last week's champ, "Scary Movie 4," into second place.More…

April 17, 2006

"Scary" Weekend for Spoof Competitors

WeinsteinCo's Scary Movie 4 made a huge pile of cash over the holiday weekend, demolishing Panic Room's $30 million Easter haul from a few years back. The silly sequel scared up an amazing $41 million from more than 3,600 screens -- and yes, Scary Movie 5 will be hitting theaters at this time next year. (Shocker, eh?)More…

April 13, 2006

Critical Consensus: Boring To Be "Wild," And There Is Indeed Another "Scary Movie"

This week's wide releases include a group of zoo creatures that reconnect with their roots ("The Wild") and another installment of the genre-spoofing "Scary Movie" series ("Scary Movie 4"). What do the critics say?More…

April 10, 2006

"Ice Age 2" Skates Through a Second Weekend

Fox's big-money cash cow Ice Age: The Meltdown reigned supreme for a second consecutive weekend at the box office, fending off a few newcomers who probably made a bit more money than they deserved. Playing on nearly 4,000 screens, Meltdown made another $34.5 million (!) over the weekend, upping its grand total to an icy cool $116.4 million.More…

April 4, 2006

Fox Issues Official Word on "The Simpsons Movie"

Yesterday we pointed you to a "bootleg" version of the "The Simpsons Movie" teaser trailer, but since then the clip has been moved over to the Apple Quicktime trailer site, which improves the video quality quite a bit. Also, Fox has issued the following press release regarding the lava-hotly-anticipated movie:More…

April 3, 2006

"The Simpsons Movie" is Coming!

If you were among the "Ice Age 2" patrons who missed the surprise teaser trailer for "The Simpsons Movie," you can find the mini-clip right here at YouTube.com ... until Fox asks them to pull it down, that is. At that point you'll probably be able to find it on an official Fox website. (Update: Yep, here's the trailer at the Apple QT trailer site!)More…

April 3, 2006

Mega-Meltdown at the Weekend Box Office!

Silly Scrat and his "Ice Age" buddies have returned to the multiplexes ... and the result was an absolutely mammoth opening weekend frame. Fox's CG-animated sequel squeezed about $70.5 million from the first-weekend moviegoers, making "Ice Age: The Meltdown" the year's first bona-fide box office bonanza. (By comparison, the original "Ice Age" made just over $46 million during its own opening weekend.)More…

March 30, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Slither" Is Certified Fresh, "Ice Age 2" Is Lukewarm, "ATL" Is Hot, And "Basic 2" Is Very, Very Bad

This week at the movies, we've got a pair of sequels that will appeal to widely disparate demographics ("Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," "Basic Instinct 2"), a slimy mix of comedy and horror ("Slither"), and a tale of young ATL-liens coming of age ("ATL"). What do the critics say?More…

March 28, 2006

Check Out a Pair of "Meltdown" Clips

IGN Filmforce scored a pretty sweet scoop, provided you're any sort of animation fan, that is. Click over to FF to enjoy a pair of clips from the all-new "Ice Age" sequel, which used to have a "2" in the title, but is called "Ice Age: The Meltdown."More…

March 28, 2006

"Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" Photo Update

Fox's sequel to 2002's "Ice Age" hits theaters Friday, but you can catch a sneak peek at returning heroes Manny, Sid and Diego, and check out the now-melting prehistoric world they inhabit in "Ice Age: The Meltdown."More…

March 27, 2006

Denzel is the "Man" at the Weekend Box Office

Denzel Washington's bank heist thriller "Inside Man" snagged the #1 spot at the weekend box office derby, pulling in an estimated $29 million from about 2,800 theaters -- which is good news, because if the big-budget, big-actor flick had debuted behind a Disney horror movie or a Larry the Cable Guy comedy, Universal would have been pretty darn angry.More…

February 17, 2006

WonderCon Wrap-Up: "Cars," "Ice Age 2" and "Mission: Impossible III"

Our WonderCon 2006 coverage concludes with looks at the crowd pleasers of the coming year, starring animated heroes ("Cars," "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown") and super-animated couch-jumpers ("Mission: Impossible III").More…

February 14, 2006

WonderCon Wrap-Up: A "Superman" Surprise, Sneak Peeks and Storm Troopers

At long last, here's my report on the filmmaker panels, "exclusive" clips, and the geek couture show that is WonderCon!More…

October 20, 2005

New "Ice Age" Creatures Get Some High-Profile Voices

USA Today's Susan Wloszczyna chimes in with an update that should please those who are eagerly anticipating the animated sequel "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" -- and it looks like series regulars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary are going to have a lot of new company.More…

July 13, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

If you remember the goofy ol' teaser for "Ice Age," then you'll probably get a kick out of the all-new trailer for "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown." Yes, it's more acorn-lovin' lunacy from freaky little Scrat, and it's a great peek at the lovely animation from Blue Sky Studios.More…