Madagascar 3 Beats Prometheus at US B-O
Madagascar 3 debuted to a strong US$60.35 million at 4,258 locations, which is the fourth-highest opening of the year and the seventh-highest ever in June. It was a tad lower than Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa's US$63.1 million, but was about in line with the first Madagascar's US$61 million four-day Memorial weekend debut. It's also right in line with DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda, which earned US$60.2 million at about the same time in 2008.
Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for June 8-10, 2012 weekend, in terms of rank, (previous week ranking), Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo. (US$1=RM3.1)
1. (-) Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (P/DW) $60.3 million ($60.3 million) 1
2. (-) Prometheus (Fox) $50.0 million ($50.0 million) 1
3. (1) Snow White and the Huntsman (Uni.) $23.0 million ($98.5 million) 2
4. (2) MIB 3 (Sony) $13.5 million ($135.5 million) 3
5. (3) Marvel's The Avengers (BV) $10.8 million ($571.8 million) 6