Ice Age Chills Transformers in Opening

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs grossed a cool $13.8 million in its Wednesday opening, edging out the juggernaut known as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The opening ‘ the best-ever Wednesday opening for an animated feature ‘ was a strong one for the Fox-Blue Sky Studios film heading into the long Independence Day holiday weekend.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen remained a strong performer, taking in a strong $10.9 million on Wednesday, further padding its hefty domestic gross to $241 million.

But it remains to be seen if the 3-D toon, starring Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, will sit atop the box office come Sunday night, or if the giant robots of Transformers will retain the crown.

Also opening Wednesday was Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The film, directed by Michael Mann, also did well with a first-day gross of $8.2 million.