'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' tops box office, beats out Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise films
Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise couldn't draw audiences to their films "That's My Boy" and Rock of Ages" to top an animated family film at the box office for the weekend.
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" topped the box office for a second weekend. The movie, which features the voice of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer, made an estimated $35.5 million at the box office, according to the Associated Press. In the most recent movie, the zoo animals continue their journey by joining a circus.
In second place is the Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure film "Prometheus" with $20.2 million. The movie, which stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, tells the story of a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, which leads them to a journey to the darkest corners of the universe and a battle to save the future of mankind.
"Rock of Ages" landed in third place with just $15.1 million despite its star power cast members like Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin.
The movie is based on a Broadway musical and include tracks from "hair metal" and '80s rock legends such as Twisted Sister, whose lead singer Dee Snider starred in the stage show, Poison, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Journey, Joan Jett and Def Leppard, which released the title song "Rock of Ages" in 1983.
In "Rock of Ages," Julianne Hough plays main character Sherrie Christian, a small town girl who has moved to Los Angeles to pursue singing. She has the hots for Jaxx and aspiring rocker Drew Boley, portrayed by Diego Boneta.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" is still going strong in its third weekend at the box office. The film, which also stars Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, earned an additional $13.8 million. That sum raises its domestic total to $122 million.
Adam Sandler's latest comedy "That's My Boy" opened in fifth place for the weekend with $13 million. It marks one of the worst openings for a film by Sandler.
Sandler stars as Donny Berger, a man who fathered a son when he was 13 with his teacher (Eva Amurri Martino / Susan Sarandon). Donny's son Todd (Samberg), cut ties with his father after his 18th birthday and 12 years later, is getting ready to marry his fiancee (Leighton Meester). Donny finds out about his son's wedding and tries to reconnect with him to hopefully get help to avoid being jailed for failing to pay $43,000 to the IRS.
Watch the trailer's for this week's new releases - "Rock of Ages," "That's My Boy" and "Your Sister's Sister" below.