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Weekend Box-Office: June 8-10, 2012

06.10.2012

Animals eat aliens!

For genre fans, Ridley Scott's psuedo-prequel PROMETHEUS was certainly one of the summer's most anticipated offerings. But it's difficult to compete with CG creatures in an established series, as MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED proved by taking the top spot.

Ben Stiller's digital mammal led the third MADAGASCAR kidflick to #1 with a $60.3 million opening, not quite besting the $63.1M opening of MADAGASCAR 2 but coming in far above the first MADAGASCAR's $47.2 initial weekend. The Dreamworks beasts also chewed up an additional $75M overseas, but will have to stay hungry to consume close to MADAGASCAR's $532M and and MADAGASCAR 2's $600M global totals.

As for PROMETHEUS, the R-rated sci-fi journey collected a respectable $50 million on its North American launch (the movie has already grabbed $91.5M from earlier release in other parts of the world). If you voted in last week's poll predicting its opening $$$, you can check to see how close you came compared to others.

PROMETHEUS' worldwide total more than covers its supposed $125M production cost, but it will be interesting to watch how word-of-mouth affects its future -- exit crowds gave it a 'B' CinemaScore (compared to MADAGASCAR 3's straight 'A' grade), which isn't quite the "must-see" status that can make an INCEPTION-sized hit. While most audiences seemed to appreciate PROMETHEUS' spectacle, logic lapses and unanswered questions (including how it ties to ALIEN) provided dismay and aggravation for some viewers.

Last weekend's top draw SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN brought in another $23.1M (a nearly 60% drop) as it edges toward the $100 million mark. Kristen Stewart's batte-ready fairy tale heroine currently has a $182M worldwide total. Meanwhile, MEN IN BLACK III has landed another $13.5M, but its $135.5M US total is just a little over a quarter of its current $487.6M global haul. And six weeks after they assembled, THE AVENGERS are still fighting strong with another $10.8M as they search for more records to break.

As has been the case for much of the summer, the second half of the chart is a single-digit struggle. THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL has been one of the summer's best counterprogramming attempts, and now Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM expands onto a few more screens to offer another alternative to the expensive flash-and-dazzle (its $16k per-screen average is still the highest in the Top 10). BATTLESHIP continues its slow submergence, and DARK SHADOWS somehow clings to the chart despite a pitiful $877 per-screen.

Next weekend, Tom Cruise is the frontman of 80s nostalgia in ROCK OF AGES, and there's also the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg father-son comedy THAT'S MY BOY. Which big summer movie (so far) has disappointed you the most? VOTE HERE!

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $60.3 M
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2. Prometheus $50 M
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3. Snow White and the Huntsman $23 M $98.5 M
4. Men in Black III $13.5 M $135.5 M
5. The Avengers $10.8 M $571.8 M
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $3.2 M $31 M
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting $2.7 M $35.7 M
8. Battleship $2.2 M $59.8 M
9. Moonrise Kingdom $1.5 M $3.7 M
10. Dark Shadows $1.3 M $73.7 M

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4:47PM on 06/11/2012
Both film are very good, so why not just be happy for both of them ?
Beside, PROMETHEUS' average money made by screen is superior than MADAGASCAR'S.
Both film are very good, so why not just be happy for both of them ?
Beside, PROMETHEUS' average money made by screen is superior than MADAGASCAR'S.
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1:08PM on 06/11/2012

Well Duh - It's a kid's movie

Just because parents can send a bunch of their rugrats to an animated movie doesn't mean it's better than an R rated feature - Apples and Oranges people
Just because parents can send a bunch of their rugrats to an animated movie doesn't mean it's better than an R rated feature - Apples and Oranges people
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8:56AM on 06/11/2012
I'm sorry I wasn't able to help out Prometheus. Didn't get to see it. Will next weekend though.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to help out Prometheus. Didn't get to see it. Will next weekend though.
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8:36AM on 06/11/2012
I wonder if teenagers were paying for Madagascar and sneaking into Prometheus?
I wonder if teenagers were paying for Madagascar and sneaking into Prometheus?
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11:54AM on 06/11/2012
I had to buy a ticket for THE RUNDOWN to sneak into KILL BILL - PART 1. ;)
I had to buy a ticket for THE RUNDOWN to sneak into KILL BILL - PART 1. ;)
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12:19AM on 06/11/2012

There are parts of Prometheus that really make you THINK...

...but the story as a whole, doesn't feel very well thought out. Visually amazing--but doesn't have the strength to become a classic unless a sequel can be made to solidify it's ambitious attempt to ask the big questions. I wish it well.
...but the story as a whole, doesn't feel very well thought out. Visually amazing--but doesn't have the strength to become a classic unless a sequel can be made to solidify it's ambitious attempt to ask the big questions. I wish it well.
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10:43PM on 06/10/2012
PROMETHEUS still kicked ass and it deserved every penny.
PROMETHEUS still kicked ass and it deserved every penny.
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9:17PM on 06/10/2012
A 50 million opening for Prometheus is still pretty solid & it should have legs until the end of the month. Will probably check it out this week.
A 50 million opening for Prometheus is still pretty solid & it should have legs until the end of the month. Will probably check it out this week.
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9:07PM on 06/10/2012
fuck that noise
still hoping for prometheus 2
fuck that noise
still hoping for prometheus 2
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7:47PM on 06/10/2012

Playing devil's advocate....

Why are people giving such negative responses for Madagascar 3 beating out Prometheus? On top of that, why are they saying that Madagascar 3 is a bad film? It's a franchise where each successive film got better reviews than the one before it, and if you compare the percentages on RT, Madagascar 3 got a 76% while Prometheus got a 74%. That hardly makes Madagascar 3 look like a bad film.

I saw Prometheus and loved it (it's my favorite film of the year so far), so yes, it's sad to see the film
Why are people giving such negative responses for Madagascar 3 beating out Prometheus? On top of that, why are they saying that Madagascar 3 is a bad film? It's a franchise where each successive film got better reviews than the one before it, and if you compare the percentages on RT, Madagascar 3 got a 76% while Prometheus got a 74%. That hardly makes Madagascar 3 look like a bad film.

I saw Prometheus and loved it (it's my favorite film of the year so far), so yes, it's sad to see the film having such a big dropoff from Friday to Saturday (almost -25%). I really hope it holds up well next weekend, but something tells me I'm wrong.
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7:00PM on 06/10/2012
Agree completely with what Vanity Ruins said. I mean it's a R rated sci-fi movie with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, and it made $50 mil despite getting some mixed reviews. That seems pretty damn good to me?
Agree completely with what Vanity Ruins said. I mean it's a R rated sci-fi movie with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, and it made $50 mil despite getting some mixed reviews. That seems pretty damn good to me?
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6:22PM on 06/10/2012
Don't understnad why people are surprised about how much Prometheus made. It's an R rated sci-fi film of debatable quality. Fox and co. should be glad it made what it did this weekend. I had guessed in the lower $40 million range.
Don't understnad why people are surprised about how much Prometheus made. It's an R rated sci-fi film of debatable quality. Fox and co. should be glad it made what it did this weekend. I had guessed in the lower $40 million range.
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6:08PM on 06/10/2012

stop the hate.

hahaha still found a way to take a shot at will smith huh? smh stop hating.Of course it will make more worldwide and not many fans here wanted to see MIB3 but its still made money cut it out please...
hahaha still found a way to take a shot at will smith huh? smh stop hating.Of course it will make more worldwide and not many fans here wanted to see MIB3 but its still made money cut it out please...
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6:07PM on 06/10/2012

Its and R rated Syfy people.

People just liek Alien and blade runner took multiple views to really enjoy. Wow a syfy movie that left us with questions are ya kidding me thats the whole point. Add the fact its th writer of lost and yea shocking a kid movie beat it..duh..movie did great money and worldwide totals well good as well..its an epic movie and i expect more.will make 500 to 600 when its all said an done with dvd totals...i feel some whine just to whine.
People just liek Alien and blade runner took multiple views to really enjoy. Wow a syfy movie that left us with questions are ya kidding me thats the whole point. Add the fact its th writer of lost and yea shocking a kid movie beat it..duh..movie did great money and worldwide totals well good as well..its an epic movie and i expect more.will make 500 to 600 when its all said an done with dvd totals...i feel some whine just to whine.
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11:42PM on 06/10/2012
What language to do you speak?
What language to do you speak?
12:42AM on 06/11/2012
Syfy? Kill yourself
Syfy? Kill yourself
12:54AM on 06/11/2012
You think this movie is going to make 500 to 600 million dollars? On DVD sales? It only made 50 million it's first weekend. It's box office dropped 25% in one day. It won't make more than 25 million it's second weekend. Maybe with foreign box office it'll have made it's production budget back, but then there's marketing...

Half a billion dollars? Basic economics would suggest otherwise.
You think this movie is going to make 500 to 600 million dollars? On DVD sales? It only made 50 million it's first weekend. It's box office dropped 25% in one day. It won't make more than 25 million it's second weekend. Maybe with foreign box office it'll have made it's production budget back, but then there's marketing...

Half a billion dollars? Basic economics would suggest otherwise.
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5:30PM on 06/10/2012

Great work, Mr. Scott

The things about Prometheus that should be noted:
- The movie was released in 1,100 fewer theaters than MG3.
- Children's movies guarantee a large audience, because the kids have to be brought by their parents.
- Prometheus was an R-rated, Sci-Fi/Horror film. Historically a genre mashup that doesn't perform well.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, and instead of getting pissed the all of my questions weren't answered ( a lot of them were), I became hungry for more.

Great work, Mr. Scott.
The things about Prometheus that should be noted:
- The movie was released in 1,100 fewer theaters than MG3.
- Children's movies guarantee a large audience, because the kids have to be brought by their parents.
- Prometheus was an R-rated, Sci-Fi/Horror film. Historically a genre mashup that doesn't perform well.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, and instead of getting pissed the all of my questions weren't answered ( a lot of them were), I became hungry for more.

Great work, Mr. Scott. Great work...
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4:48PM on 06/10/2012
OH C'MOOOOOOON!!!!
OH C'MOOOOOOON!!!!
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4:45PM on 06/10/2012
I think a 50 million dollar opening weekend is nothing to complain about. Don't worry about what Madagascar made. We've all seen shit movies open at number one. Let's see if Prometheus has legs before we get disappointing.
I think a 50 million dollar opening weekend is nothing to complain about. Don't worry about what Madagascar made. We've all seen shit movies open at number one. Let's see if Prometheus has legs before we get disappointing.
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4:27PM on 06/10/2012
That kind of sucks about Prometheus. I'm hoping it earns enough to warrant Scott making the sequel(s) Scott wants to do. Not quite sure why it's being compared to Inception, but Prometheus is a vastly superior film...
That kind of sucks about Prometheus. I'm hoping it earns enough to warrant Scott making the sequel(s) Scott wants to do. Not quite sure why it's being compared to Inception, but Prometheus is a vastly superior film...
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5:12PM on 06/10/2012
Vastly superior? I'd love to get a hold of whatever it is that you're smoking.
Vastly superior? I'd love to get a hold of whatever it is that you're smoking.
4:26PM on 06/10/2012
Fuck you, Hollywood. Prometheus vs. Madagascar is apples and oranges for one simple reason; theater count. Madagascar has 4258 theaters while Prometheus has only 3396 theaters. That's about 21 percent more theaters. If you adjust the total for Prometheus according to that then you've got Prometheus ahead by a hair. Normally I don't really care, but Prometheus really does deserve the top spot. A thoughtful film vs. a shitty cartoon with a rehashed story (they've got at least 4 more sequels lined
Fuck you, Hollywood. Prometheus vs. Madagascar is apples and oranges for one simple reason; theater count. Madagascar has 4258 theaters while Prometheus has only 3396 theaters. That's about 21 percent more theaters. If you adjust the total for Prometheus according to that then you've got Prometheus ahead by a hair. Normally I don't really care, but Prometheus really does deserve the top spot. A thoughtful film vs. a shitty cartoon with a rehashed story (they've got at least 4 more sequels lined up if they just go to the remaining continents). The thoughtful film should win every time.
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4:23PM on 06/10/2012
Prometheus was visually marvelous, original and freaky as hell. And someone please dump a spaceship load of Oscars in Michael Fassbender's lap.

Though i'm taking a wild guess that like Blade Runner and Kingdom of Heaven there's a brilliant 150 minute Director's Cut we'll be graced with on Blu Ray.
Prometheus was visually marvelous, original and freaky as hell. And someone please dump a spaceship load of Oscars in Michael Fassbender's lap.

Though i'm taking a wild guess that like Blade Runner and Kingdom of Heaven there's a brilliant 150 minute Director's Cut we'll be graced with on Blu Ray.
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4:21PM on 06/10/2012
There's a Madagascar 3?
There's a Madagascar 3?
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4:02PM on 06/10/2012
Somewhat expected, if not disappointed. Some exec at Fox will take this as an "I told you so" moment, and probably be discouraged to release more R-rated fares in the future.
Somewhat expected, if not disappointed. Some exec at Fox will take this as an "I told you so" moment, and probably be discouraged to release more R-rated fares in the future.
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3:59PM on 06/10/2012
Prometheus will fall like a rock, due to either Ripleys pomposity or Fox studios tinkering. The entire third act is horrendous and so poorly written and edited. It was odd to watch an enthusiastic crowd turn so cold and despondent by the time the credits rolled. A wasted opportunity.
Prometheus will fall like a rock, due to either Ripleys pomposity or Fox studios tinkering. The entire third act is horrendous and so poorly written and edited. It was odd to watch an enthusiastic crowd turn so cold and despondent by the time the credits rolled. A wasted opportunity.
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3:42PM on 06/10/2012
Can't believe Battleshit, yup that's what it is it's still at the top 10.
Can't believe Battleshit, yup that's what it is it's still at the top 10.
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3:42PM on 06/10/2012
I must have been on LV-223 because I had no idea Madagascar came out this week.
I must have been on LV-223 because I had no idea Madagascar came out this week.
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3:25PM on 06/10/2012
I wouldn't have opposed the Avengers beating Avatar but it was pretty naive to think any movie would have enough legs to beat that. Glad Prometheus is doing "pretty well."
I wouldn't have opposed the Avengers beating Avatar but it was pretty naive to think any movie would have enough legs to beat that. Glad Prometheus is doing "pretty well."
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2:52PM on 06/10/2012
Looks like Avengers is done and we can stop this silliness some people have been talking about it beating Avatar.
Looks like Avengers is done and we can stop this silliness some people have been talking about it beating Avatar.
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3:07PM on 06/10/2012
pretty amazing Avatar still has TWICE the amount of box office on The Avengers. I mean yeah they gave it the re-release but even with that you wouldn't think it would still be ahead THAT far.

On a side note I still haven't seen Avengers and would love a re-release as I missed it in IMAX...
pretty amazing Avatar still has TWICE the amount of box office on The Avengers. I mean yeah they gave it the re-release but even with that you wouldn't think it would still be ahead THAT far.

On a side note I still haven't seen Avengers and would love a re-release as I missed it in IMAX...
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