The third animated film of the series generated a little over $60 million for its opening weekend. It nearly matched the 2008â€™s â€œMadagascar: Escape 2 Africaâ€ earnings of $63.1 million.
Many of the returning actors to voice the film included Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer.
In â€œMadagascar 3,â€ the zoo animals are still trying to make their way home to New York City and discover an avenue with a European circus.
“Prometheus” made its debut with $50 million and in second place, which is quite impressive for an R-rated film.
The â€œPrometheusâ€ cast included Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. The movie is about a group of space travelers discovering something sinister on a distant planet.
Another Theron-starred film â€œSnow White and the Huntsmanâ€ fell to third place with $23 million, a drop of 59.1 percent from the previous weekend. Its total gross for the film is $98.5 million in its second week of release.
In rounding out the top five, â€œMIB 3â€ earned $13.5 million and comic book movie â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ grossed another $10.8 million for the weekend.
For next weekend, the Broadway musical adaptation â€œRock of Agesâ€ and Adam Sandlerâ€™s comedy â€œThatâ€™s My Boyâ€ will make their ways into theaters.
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for June 8-10, 2012:
|1.||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$60.35 million|
|3.||Snow White and the Huntsman||$23.021 million|
|4.||MIB 3||$13.5 million|
|5.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$10.809 million|
|6.||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$3.235 million|
|7.||What to Expect When You’re Expecting||$2.71 million|
|9.||The Dictator||$2.150 million|
|10.||Moonrise Kingdom||$1.579 million|