Ice Age: The Meltdown

(2006)

Manny, Sid and Diego return in another incredible adventure. The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge.

‘Ice Age 2: The Meltdown’ Comes Back to DVD on March 4th

Get ready for a new meltdown on DVD.

Ice Age: The Meltdown is getting a new special edition release on March 4. It will be priced at $19.98, and will include an extra disc with all new bonus features. The film stars the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Seann William Scott.

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‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’ Puts the Freeze on the DVD Charts!

Usually a cold reception is a bad thing but for the makers of Ice Age: The Meltdown they couldn't be happier.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Ice Age: The Meltdown took the top spots on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's video rental chart.

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Your favorite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure in the super-cool sequel to the global hit comedy Ice Age! The action heats up-and so does the temperature-for Manny, Sid, Diego and Scrat. Trying to escape the valley to avoid a flood of trouble, the comical creatures embark on a hilarious journey across the thawing landscape and meet Ellie, a female woolly mammoth who melts Manny's heart. With its dazzling animation, unforgettable characters and playful music, Ice Age: The Meltdown is laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family!

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‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’ to Hit DVD on November 21

Things can get a bit chilly in the fourth quarter for DVD sales, which is why Fox is hoping to thaw them out releasing Ice Age: The Meltdown on November 21.

The original Ice Age DVD was released before Thanksgiving and that title has sold over 14 million copies.

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‘Ice Age’ Stays at the Top of the Box Office

The prehistoric pachyderms of 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: The Meltdown weren't in any danger of extinction as the animated hit easily hung on to the top spot in its second weekend of release. While three new wide releases -- Sony Pictures' The Benchwarmers, New Line Cinema's Take the Lead and MGM's Lucky Number Slevin -- elbowed their way into the top five, Meltdown won the survival of the fittest by taking in an estimated $34.5 million to bring its North American haul to date to $116.4 million, becoming the year's first $100 million-plus release, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Together, the top 12 films grossed an estimated $105.1 million, up 33% over the comparable weekend last year, when Paramount Pictures' desert adventure Sahara topped the listings with an opening weekend of $18.1 million and Dimension's Sin City, in its second weekend, took in $14.2 million. The upsurge marks the third consecutive weekend in which boxoffice has been up compared with the previous year.

Lacking strong family-film competition and buoyed by traditional holiday periods, 20th Century Fox International's Ice Age: The Meltdown dominated internationally for the second weekend in a row, grossing a whopping $93 million at 8,125 screens in 48 markets. The $93 million weekend estimate -- nearly double the first weekend figure -- brings the international boxoffice total for the animation smash to about $156 million. Meltdown is well on its way to surpassing the $206.8 million international gross mark set by 2003's original Ice Age. The sequel's weekend numbers were fired by often record-setting openings in 19 new territories plus exceptionally muscular results in holdover markets. In Europe, Meltdown raked in $12.5 million in France at 858 screens; set an all-time opening-weekend record in Austria with $2.9 million at 120 locations; emerged as the second-highest animation title ever to play the U.K. with $16.9 million (including previews) at 500 screens; and looks to be Fox's biggest weekend opening ever in Germany ($17 million, including previews, at 1,061 screens).

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‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’ Takes $70.5 Million

Ice Age: The Meltdown heated up the box office with a mammoth $70.5 million weekend, while audiences gave the cold shoulder to Sharon Stone, whose Basic Instinct 2 debuted with a paltry $3.2 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Ice Age sequel, from 20th Century Fox, took over the top box office spot from Universal's Inside Man, which slipped to No. 2 in its second weekend with $15.7 million, raising its 10-day total to $52.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Premiering in third place was the Warner Bros. roller-skating tale ATL, starring rapper Tip Harris, which took in $12.5 million.

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Ray Romano Talks ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’

Ray Romano is best known as the star of popular TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran for nine years. He won numerous awards including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002. He also received two Emmys as an executive producer of the series in 2003 and 2005.

Romano says he grew up knowing that he had a gift for comedy, His mentor was Bill Cosby and he could always make his friends laugh. He started his career in 1984 when he began doing stand up comedy. At the time however, he continued to earn a living at a variety of jobs including stints as a futon mattress deliveryman and a bank teller, doing his comedy at night. Eventually he was able to pursue comedy full time when he won a competition and began to get wider recognition for his talent.

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John Leguizamo Talks ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’

The actor talks about reprising his role as Sid the sloth.