It was expected that a family friendly animated film would beat out an R rated sci-fi movie. But for a minute, it looked like Prometheus was going to edge out Madagascar 3 this weekend; it's even more surprising, considering that Madagascar is playing in over 1000 screens more than the Ridley Scott film.
But in the end, it was the kids who beat out the adults, with Madagascar beating out Prometheus, which has also already raked in over $91 million in its opening overseas box office markets.
In the meantime, The Avengers just keeps rolling on, heading towards a $600 million domestic total.
1) Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted P/DW $60,350,000
2) Prometheus Fox $50,000,000
3) Snow White and the Huntsman Uni. $23,021,000 Total: $98,500,000
4) MIB 3 Sony $13,500,000 Total: $135,505,000
5) Marvel's The Avengers BV $10,809,000 Total: $571,860,000
6) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel FoxS $3,235,000 Total; $31,009,000
7) What to Expect When You're Expecting LGF $2,710,000 Total: $35,745,000
8) Battleship Uni. $2,286,000 Total: $59,830,000
9) Moonrise Kingdom Focus $1,579,000 Total: $3,750,000
10) Dark Shadows WB $1,360,000 Total: $73,736,000
11) The Hunger Games LGF $1,050,000 Total: $400,250,000
12) For Greater Glory ArcEnt $845,000 Total: $3,439,000