Cartoon Beats Ridley Scott at the US Box Office

Cartoon Beats Ridley Scott at the US Box Office

As expected, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus opened with force, cashing in an impressive $21.4 million in the States on it’s opening day. However, it’s predicted Prometheus won’t win the weekend….

It’s official: a cartoon sequel is tipped to out-do the aliens!

Dreamworks’ Madagascar 3 scored a staggering $20.5 million on it’s opening day – beating Madagascar 2’s figures by a full 16%. As family films are the favourite over the weekend, it is pretty much a dead cert Ridley Scott will be coming second behind animated hippos and zebras at the US Box Office this weekend.

Coming in third is last weekend’s victor, Snow White and the Huntsman (still to be released in Aus. It hits Aussie screens June 21st), with MIB: 3 and The Avengers finishing off the top five.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is scheduled for release in Australia September 13.

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational