Recent animation movies are nowhere near the blockbuster success “Madagascar” enjoys. The adventures of the adorable and hilarious animal characters have brought to shame huge productions such as Tom Cruise’s “Rock of Ages”. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” remains box office success for the second weekend in a row.
“Madagascar” is without a doubt DreamWorks Animation’s most popular project. Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe and Marty the Zebra make for one of the craziest crews the main characters could have. And with actors such as Jad a Pinkett Smith, David Schiwmmer and Chris Rock giving the characters a voice, “Madagascar” makes for an amazing stand up. So, obviously there’s no brainer why “Madagascar 3” remained leader in box office for a second weekend.
In U.S. box office, after a second weekend in a row, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” remained leader with earnings over $120 million. On the overall, part three of Madagascar broke the $100 million mark in over 28 countries as of last week The production put to shame highly acclaimed projects with staggering budgets.
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror movie, “Prometheus”, is one of the most anticipated productions of the year. The casting itself is to die for: Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, as well as Scott’s special kind of sci-fi genre brought to the theatre millions of people. However, after the second weekend showing, “Prometheus” remains second to “Madagascar 3” with $90 million in earnings for North America.
It looks like not as many people as expected wanted to catch a glimpse of Tom Cruise rocking as Stacee Jaxx. “Rock of Ages” came third in its debut with some $15.06 million after the first weekend showing. The production features a mind-blowing casting which should draw in more viewers in the following weekends. You’ve got Alec Baldwin and Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise and Russell Brand. It’s not often you get to see such a casting in action.
Adam Sandler’s R-rated “That’s My Boy” came in fifth. The production is without a doubt one of Adam Sandler’s poorest showing’s of the last 20 years. It brought in only $13 million, but Rory Bruer, Sony head distribution, believes it’s an “off-the-wall comedy”.