Audiences Flock to Madagascar

Animated flick wins weekend box office
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2008 4:27 PM CST
Characters in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" are voiced by David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben Stiller and Chris Rock.   (AP Photo/Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures)
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(Newser) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa had the year's best opening for an animated family flick, pulling in $63.5 million to win the weekend box office, Variety reports. R-rated gross-out comedy Role Models, meanwhile, surprised by taking second place with $19.3 million. The remaining top five: High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($9.3 million), Changeling ($7.3 million) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($6.5 million).