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Zoo animals hot, singing stars not - 'Madagascar' still king, 'Rock of Ages' flops

Published:Monday | June 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Alec Baldwin as Dennis Dupree (left) and Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in New Line Cinema's rock musical 'Rock of Ages.'


Zoo animals remain hot at the box office. Singing stars and Adam Sandler are not.

Ben Stiller and his voice co-stars of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted held on to the No. 1 spot again with US$35.5 million for the animated sequel's second weekend.

Studio estimates yesterday put Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure Prometheus at No. 2 again with US$20.2 million.

Madagascar 3 and Prometheus held off two underachieving newcomers. The star-studded musical Rock of Ages flopped at No. 3 with US$15.1 million.

Sandler's That's My Boy bombed with US$13 million, the worst showing for one of his broad comedies since the mid-1990s. That's My Boy came in at No. 5, behind the US$13.8 million for Snow White & the Huntsman, a film that's been out for three weekends already.