Monday, June 11, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Tops Box Office!

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Tops Box Office!
Circus animals and space beasts have lifted Hollywood to a huge weekend. The cuddly critters of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" led the weekend with a $60.4 million debut domestically, followed by a big opening for Ridley Scott's alien saga "Prometheus" at No. 2 with $50 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar 3" was the family favorite for the weekend, reuniting voice stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer as the zoo animals continue their travels by joining a circus.
"Madagascar 3" outdid the $47.2 million debut of the 2005 original, though it came in behind the $63.1 million opening of the first sequel, 2008's "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa." ''Europe's Most Wanted" had the added benefit of today's higher ticket prices and a bump from fans who caught 3-D shows, which cost a few dollars more than 2-D screenings.

Issue Date : June 11th, 2012
Rank     Title     Weekend     Gross     Weeks
1         Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)     $60.4M     $60.4M     1
2         Prometheus (2012)     $50M     $50M     1
3         Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)     $23M     $98.5M     2
4         Men in Black 3 (2012)     $13.5M     $136M     3
5         The Avengers (2012)     $10.8M     $572M     6
6         The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)     $3.23M     $31M     6
7         What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)     $2.71M     $35.7M     4
8         Battleship (2012)     $2.29M     $59.8M     4
9         The Dictator (2012)     $2.15M     $55.2M     4
10         Dark Shadows (2012)     $1.36M     $73.7M     5

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