'Madagascar 3' Claims Victory on Box Office, Beats 'Prometheus'


'Madagascar 3' Claims Victory on Box Office, Beats 'Prometheus'
Both 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' and 'Prometheus' show satisfying performances on their debut weekend by bagging $60.3 million and $51 million respectively.


"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" has a successful opening on North American box office. Receiving a glowing "A" CinemaScore, the threequel grabs $60.3 million on its debut weekend.

The satisfying result marks the best domestic debut from a DreamWorks film since "Shrek Forever After", which collected $70.8 million in 2010. "Audiences and critics loved this one the most, a real accomplishment," says DreamWorks president of marketing Anne Globe.

Though it fails to claim the champion title on its opening weekend, Ridley Scott's space thriller "Prometheus" also shows a satisfying performance on box office. Landing on the runner-up place, the film takes in $51 million, which is a massive gross for an R-rated title.

20th Century Fox president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson gushes, "It is an out-of-this-world opening. A confluence of great reviews and solid word-of-mouth have conspired to create a global hit." Earning a "B" CinemaScore, "Prometheus" attracts to 64% moviegoers over the age of 25.

Former chart-topper, "Snow White and the Huntsman", falls to number three with $23 million, dropping 58% from last week. After two weeks playing in the U.S. theaters, the twisted fairytale movie collects a total domestic cume of $98.5 million.

"Men in Black 3" falls two positions from last week with $13.8 million. After three weeks playing in cinemas nationwide, the action comedy earns a total domestic cume of $135.5 million. Rounding up the top five is "The Avengers" which adds $11.2 million for a total domestic cume of $571.8 million in its sixth week.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for June 8-10:

  1. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" - $60.3 million
  2. "Prometheus" - $51 million
  3. "Snow White and the Huntsman" - $23 million
  4. "Men in Black 3" - $13.8 million
  5. "The Avengers" - $11.2 million
  6. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - $3.2 million
  7. "What to Expect When You're Expecting" - $2.7 million
  8. "Battleship" - $2.2 million
  9. "The Dictator" - $2.2 million
  10. "Moonrise Kingdom" - $1.5 million

© AceShowbiz.com


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