A surprising turn of events occurred at the box office this weekend, where ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ wan taking first place with $60.3 million dollars. What’s interesting is that the animated film collected this money mainly from 3D ticket sales, which is a rare event.
Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’, which was expected to rule the box office, got second place with $50 million dollars. Either way for a rated R film it still did surprisingly well and word-of-mouth may put it at number one for next weekend.
The fairy tale ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ fell quickly to third place with $23 million dollars. To finish off with the bizarre ‘The Avengers’ has left the top 3 after six weeks.
The Top 10 Movies at the Box Office are:
1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - $60.3 mil
2. Prometheus - $50 mil
3. Snow White and the Huntsman - $23 mil
4. Men in Black 3 - $13.5 mil
5. The Avengers - $10.8 mil
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $3.2 mil
7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting - $2.7 mil
8. Battleship - $2.3 mil
9. The Dictator - $2.1 mil
10. Moonrise Kingdom - $1.6 mil