Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of June 8th-10th:
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - $60.35 (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- Prometheus - $50 m (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- Snow White and the Huntsman - $23.021 m = $98,500,000 10-Day Total - ($170 m production budget)
- MIB III - $13.5 m = $135,505,000 17-Day Total - ($225 m production budget)
- The Avengers - $10.809 m = $571,860,000 38-Day Total - ($220 m production budget)
In a weekend that featured one of my most anticipated films of the year, Prometheus, it was outperformed by an animated children’s film. That movie would be DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted with an opening weekend of over $60 million. Though many people will be surprised that Madagascar 3 out performed Prometheus, I wasn’t. There were a couple of deciding factors in favor of Madagascar 3, including children taking their parents to see the movie who otherwise would’ve gone to Prometheus and its R-Rating.
So with that being the case, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus finished second at the box office with an impressive take of $50 million in its opening weekend. As mentioned above, there were also other factors for the film’s second place finish but despite that, a $50 million opening for an R-Rated film is a great start.
Dropping down to third is last week’s number one film, Snow White and the Huntsman. The film’s second week take stood at over $23 million bringing up the film’s ten day total to $98,500,000, over half-way to its reported $170 million production budget.
Finishing at fourth is Men in Black III with a weekend take of over $13 million. The film’s seventeen day total now stands at over $135 million domestically and will most likely finish around $160-$170 million, short of its $225 million production budget. However, the film has made over $350 million overseas so the film has been quite profitable for Sony.
Rounding out the top five is Marvel’s The Avengers. The film added yet another $10 million to its domestic total bringing it up to over $571 million with a small chance of reaching $600 million. Worldwide it has nearly reached $1.4 billion dollars.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten plays out:
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $3.325 = $31,009,000 38-Day Total
7. What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting - $2.71 m = $35,745,000 24-Day Total - (production budget n/a)
8. Battleship - $2.286 m = $59,830,000 24-Day Total - ($209 m production budget)
9. The Dictator - $2.15 m = $55,189,000 26-Day Total - ($65 m production budget)
10. Moonrise Kingdom - $1.579 m = $3,750,000 17-Day Total - (production budget n/a)