It was a fierce box office battle, but ultimately, it was those animated animal friends that took the crown! While Prometheus started out on top, making $21.4 million on Friday alone, it was Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, that came in number one this weekend as predicted, making about $60 million while Ridley Scott's Alien prequel came in second with $50! But at the end of the day, both movies came up winners, because ticket sales were up 30% over this time last year!
Box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian explains:
"This was a huge weekend for the movie industry. With the animated Madagascar and the R-rated Prometheus leading the way, there was literally something for every age group at the theaters. And audiences responded. Both of these film really exceeded expectations. This is a case of both kids and aliens taking the weekend."
Well, in that case, then we think everyone behind both of these productions should be very proud of themselves! We'll be curious to observe if all the blockbusters on their way in the coming months can continue bringing folks to the theaters!
Source: Perez Hilton