Leading a hugely successful North American box office, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted opened with $60.4 million over the weekend.
Not far behind was Ridley Scott’s live-action alien tale Prometheus, which debuted at $50 million.
Madagascar 3 led among family audiences. Voice actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer were heard again as zoo animals who join a circus, continuing their travels.
Prometheus, from 20th Century Fox, overcame its R rating, which can cut into business. Moviegoers under 17 must see it with an adult.
In Prometheus, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron star in a remake of Scott’s 1979 science-fiction horror story Alien.