Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice Age 5 Coming to Theatres July 15, 2016

In my brief review of 2012's middling Ice Age: Continental Drift, I wrote: "In a way, the film seems like a double episode of a TV series—this isn't the last we've seen of the franchise."

After a longer wait than many of us expected, 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios announced yesterday that Ice Age 5 is in production for release in theatres on July 15, 2016. (A longer the wait between sequels is usually better than a shorter one.)

Continental Drift performed very strongly at the box office. It had already raked in nearly $340 million overseas before opening at No. 1 in North America, where it earned $46.6 million in its opening weekend. The film's total worldwide lifetime gross stands at $877.2 million.

8 comments:

RandomUser said...

Ugh. This franchise has become so tiring and boring that I've literally started hating the characters. But, now Fox has some leverage against Disney and its lucrative Pixar brand, who's releasing Finding Dory that same summer, on the exact same date as How to Train Your Dragon 3. Am I the only one who feels that two of those three movies have crap, crap and crap written all over them?

Anonymous said...

At movie number five, this is just getting depressing.

Ben Zacuto said...

RandomUser, which one doesn't have crap written all over it in your opinion?

GuanoLad said...

I rather liked Ice Age 4. They are getting weirder as time goes on, moving quite a ways away from the style the first movie tried to establish, but I don't mind as long as I'm sufficiently entertained.

Tyler (AmishParadise27) said...

I don't mind the franchise, but honestly? Five films? That's a little overkill.

Anonymous said...

My heart just sank.
All the Ice Age films are all awful with regards to story, dialogue and performance.
I hold no hope that a fifth instalment will change anything.
Please just let this franchise die and create something better. Even a full-length Scrat feature would be better than another excruciating Ice Age outing.

Anonymous said...

The first Ice Age had a good story, dialogue and performances actually. But yeah, the rest were lame.

Anonymous said...

Why do I feel the they'll keep making "Ice Age"s till it meets the modern age?