Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Weekend Box Office: Madagascar #3 Comes in #1, Prometheus Settles for Second

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 06/10/12 at 11:51 PM CT

Families were obviously in the mood to go out, as Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted topped Prometheus for the weekend and finally helped Hollywood to a win, a first since May.

With $60.35 million, Madagascar 3 kept up the trend of Madagascar ($61 million) and Madagascar 2 ($63.1 million) and bucked the trend of under-performing family-friendly sequels (like last year's Kung Fu Panda 2 and Happy Feet 2). The movie managed the 4th-best opening of the year and 7th-highest June debut on record. It's been over three months since The Lorax hit, and families were itching to get back out there - the film earned an "A" cinemascore and 3D helped it out with 45% of the grosses.

Coming in second, Ridley Scott's enigmatic Prometheus managed $50 million. While it may not have managed to open at number one, it still managed to be the 4th-highest grossing film out of any film opening in second place. It was easily the top film in the Alien franchise and came in behind only Hannibal ($58 million) as Scott's highest-grossing film. It also ranked as the 12th-best opening for any R-rated film. The only was to judge its ultimate success will be how it holds up over the next few weeks.

Last weeks top film, Snow White and the Huntsman, took a pretty big 59% hit, dropping to third with $23 million for a $98.5 million total. While it won't have any trouble topping the $100 million mark over the next few days, hitting its $170 million total (at least domestically) won't happen. Luckily a robust international box office means we'll most likely be seeing a sequel (though I have no idea where the story goes from here).

Men in Black III took the fourth place spot with $13.5 million, off about 52% from last week. The film has brought in $135.5 million since opening but it still trailed Men in Black II through the same period and has little chance of reaching the $190.4 million total that film brought in back in '02.

The Avengers rounded out the top five with $10.8 million, down about 47% from last weekend. The super heroes have brought in $571.8 million and, if it can hold on to a decent amount of its audience for the next few weeks, it should top off somewhere around the $600 million mark.

Speaking of milestones, despite dropping out of the top 10, The Hunger Games brought in $1.05 million and crossed the $400 million mark (the 10th film in history to reach that mark) to settle at $400.2 million.

Also breaking into the top 10, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom added 80 screens and added $1.5 million to its total and now stands at $3.75 million and the week's best $16,448 per theater average.

Next week Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Diego Boneta and Russell Brand make beautiful 80s music together in Rock of Ages while Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester come together for That's My Boy. We'll see whether musicals or comedy can stand against families and sci-fi.

Comments
0 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Seth
Movies I Want To See by dadams
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Top Movie List by Marugo
2009 by Karmand
To See: 2017 Movies by Alex
My Wish List by bigboy89
My Wish List by Andrew

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?