Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 August 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch Joins The Penguins Of Madagascar
John Malkovich is voicing the villain
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Madagascar 3 Tops The US Box Office
Prometheus is second

10 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

Madagascar 3 Tops The US Box Office

Despite all the build-up and excitement about Ridley Scott’s vaunted return to the Alien universe, Prometheus found itself pipped at the US box office post by a film that shares some serious DNA with previous entries in the Madagascar franchise, namely Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Riding high on some great reviews and the power built by the previous two movies, this third outing for Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and the rest of the gang earned an impressive $60.3 million over its first weekend on release.

Scott and co. need not worry, though: Prometheus itself also did decent business, closing out the weekend with an estimated $50 million. The film has now passed the $90 million worldwide, which isn’t a bad start. The two new arrivals meant Snow White And The Huntsman had to settle for third place in its second week, earning $23 million, while Men In Black 3 was fourth with $13.5 million. At fifth, we find the year’s box office champ, The Avengers finally starting its slow crawl down the charts, adding $10.8 million. Still, with more than $571 million in the US alone, it's doing OK.

At sixth is the other big success story in the charts at the moment. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel held on once more to add $3.2 million for $31m in the US and over $113 worldwide. What To Expect When You’re Expecting also stayed where it was, with $2.7 million in seventh. Battleship slipped to eighth and $2.3 million, while The Dictator was ninth with $2.1 million. And finally, deservedly jumping into the top 10 thanks to its continued expansion, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom took in $1.5 million.

To save a travelling circus using just financial figures, head on over to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Henson Team Plans Frog & Toad Film
From Muppets to ribbit?
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)