Both studios reported estimated takings of US$42.5mil for the weekend, but some box office analysts say Ice Age could jump into the top spot thanks to strong ticket sales at theatres showing it 3D.
Johnny Depp’s Public Enemies came in at the No. 3 spot, with The Proposal at No. 4.
Here are the top ten movies from the July 3-5 weekend:
1 (tie). Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: $42.5 million.
1 (tie). Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: $42.5 million.
3. Public Enemies: $26.2 million.
4. The Proposal: $12.8 million.
5. The Hangover: $10.4 million.
6. Up: $6.6 million.
7. My Sisters Keeper: $5.3 million.
8. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3: $2.5 million.
9 (tie). Year One: $2.1 million.
9. (tie). Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: $2.1 million.