Zoo animals hot, singing stars not - 'Madagascar' still king, 'Rock of Ages' flops
LOS ANGELES (AP):
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.