Box Office: Good Weekend for Prometheus , Madagascar 3

Box Office: Good Weekend for Prometheus , Madagascar 3

Both films exceeded expectations.

Published June 11, 2012

It's no secret that rises in theater attendance is directly proportional to escalating temperatures, and this weekend was no exception. Audiences flocked to air-conditioned theaters to see Madagascar 3 and Prometheus, which both performed above expectations. 

Family-friendly Madagascar 3, voiced by Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ben Stiller, won the #1 spot with $60.4 million, while Idris Elba's dark science fiction epic Prometheus came in #2 with a healthy $50 million.

Snow White and the Huntsmen, which debuted in first place last weekend, fell to the third spot and Men in Black 3 came in fourth in it's third week of release. Both films have fared well at the box office, with talk of sequels mounting.

Next week, Rock of Ages (which features a cameo by Mary J. Blige) sweeps in to unseat the family-friendly films.


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(Photo: Courtesy Brandywine Productions)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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