Monday, June 17, 2024

“Ice Age” Movies Melting As They Get Worse: New One on “Collision Course” at Box Office


The “Ice Age” movies are melting.

The new one, called “Collision Course,” has a 14 on Rotten Tomatoes.

The ratings and the box office have been going downhill since the first “Ice Age” in 2002 had a 77.

The second one, in 2006, had a 57. That was followed by “Ice Age 3” with a 45 in 2009. “Continental Drift” in 2012 had a 37.

And now this. The film starring the voices of Denis Leary and Ray Romano has 41 negative reviews vs. 7 positive. And this is the consensus:  “Unoriginal and unfunny, Ice Age: Collision Course offers further proof that not even the healthiest box office receipts can keep a franchise from slouching toward creative extinction.”

Ouch! The last “Ice Age” opened to $46 million– actually up from the prior installment–but made far less than the others. With a huge heat wave coming, it may all boil down to whether parents just park their kids in air conditioned theaters– the quality of the movie being maybe the third or fourth consideration.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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