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Box Office Breakdown: Madagascar 3 Debuts at the Top

Madagascar 3

No matter how much buzz the Alien prequel Prometheus attained, it wasn't enough to win over the parents and their kids who saw Madagascar 3 this weekend.

With a cool $60.3 million, the animated family flick debuted on top, considerably beating out Ridley Scott's latest film's $51 million take. Last week's number one film, Snow White and the Huntsman fell to number three with $23 million while Men in Black III and The Avengers took in $13.8 million and $11.2 million, respectively.

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1. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Paramount/DreamWorks, $60,316,738 (avg. $14,166)
2. Prometheus, Fox, $51,050,101 (avg. $15,032)
3. Snow White and the Huntsman, Universal, $23,058,790 (avg. $6,105)
4. MIB 3, Sony, $13,895,720 (avg. $3,664)
5. Marvel's The Avengers, Disney, $11,249,738 (avg. $3,595)
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Fox Searchlight, $3,267,156 (avg. $2,517)
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting, Lionsgate, $2,788,226 (avg. $1,336)
8. Battleship, Universal, $2,276,410 (avg. $1,165)
9. The Dictator, Paramount, $2,242,563 (avg. $1,358)
10. Moonrise Kingdom, Focus Features, $1,559,670 (avg. $16,247)

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