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Madagascar 3 Vanquishes Prometheus

Animated threequel pulls in $60.4M in debut
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2012 12:36 PM CDT
Madagascar 3 Vanquishes Prometheus
This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender in a scene from "Prometheus."    ((AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown))

(Newser) – The circus animals of Madagascar 3 romped all over Ridley Scott's Prometheus this weekend, with the animated family favorite scoring a $60.4 million debut, notes the Hollywood Reporter. Scott's alien saga came in at No. 2 with $50 million, a reasonable showing given an R rating that limited its younger audience members. Rounding out the top five:

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  1. Snow White and the Huntsman, $23 million
  2. Men in Black 3, $13.5 million
  3. The Avengers, $10.8 million
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