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'Madagascar 3' tops box office

June 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," remained No. 1 at the U.S. box office for a second weekend with $35.5 million in ticket sales.

The animated sequel was followed by the sci-fi flick "Prometheus" with $20.2 million and the musical "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise, which was third with $15 million.

"Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron, fell to No. 4 with $13.8 million.

"That's My Boy" was fifth with $13 million and "Men in Black 3," starring Will Smith, earned $ 10 million for sixth place.

All studio estimates of gross box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Marvel's The Avengers" was No. 7 with $8.84 million; "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" eighth with $2.2 million; and "Moonrise Kingdom" was ninth with $2.18 million.

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" rounded out the top films with $1.33 million.

"Battleship" and "The Dictator" dropped out of the Top 10.

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