But that comes as little surprise, correct? In fact, if you take the total domestic box office for Rock of Ages ($15 million) and add it to the earnings for That’s My Boy ($13 million) you don’t even come close to what Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted did in its sophomore weekend ($35.5 million). Even Ridley Scott’s Prometheus ($20.2 million) stayed in front of the two new releases. But didn’t it kind of feel like these films would do better as rentals than as theatrical ventures anyway?
Madagascar 3 has now pulled in $157 million domestically. The film was also the highest earning film globally this weekend, with an overall intake of $277.4 after 10 days in release. Though I would imagine its days at #1 are limited, what with Disney/Pixar’s Brave lingering right around the corner. One has to imagine that film is about to rake heavily. Snow White and the Huntsman ($13.8 million) came in 4th to round out the top 5 this weekend.
1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $35.5 million
2. Prometheus – $20.2 million
3. Rock of Ages – $15.1 million
4. Snow White and the Huntsman – $13.8 million
4. That’s My Boy – $13.0 million