Box Office: Rock of Ages Fizzles, Madagascar 3 Rules

Box Office: Rock of Ages Fizzles, Madagascar 3 Rules

Adam Sandler's That's My Boy also flops.

Published June 18, 2012

Audiences were clearly not in a head-banging mood this weekend. 

Highly anticipated musical Rock of Ages, which boasts an all-star cast including Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige, tanked in spite of major pre-release hype, bringing in only $15.1 million for third place.

Adam Sandler fared even worse with his R-rated comedy That's My Boy, which pulled in a dismal $13 million and earning the distinction of being the actor's worst opening in eight years. 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, the DreamWorks animated family film featuring the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett-Smith, easily kept it's No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row, scoring $35.5 million in ticket sales this weekend.

Idris Elba and Charlize Theron's sci-fi drama Prometheus held on to second place with $20.2 million, though it wasn't all good news for the effects-heavy film, which dropped a steep 70 percent in ticket sales. 

Next week, Madagascar will have to defend it's title against newcomers Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring Anthony Mackie, and Pixar's Brave is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Courtesy New Line Cinema)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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