madagascar 3 paramount Box office: 'Prometheus' tops Friday but 'Madagascar 3' may win the weekendRidley Scott’s sci-fi flick “Prometheus” had a strong opening with an estimated $21.4 million on Friday, while family-friendly “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” brought in $20.4 million. It’s hard to say at this point which film will take first place for the weekend, though both are expected to make around $50 million between Friday and Sunday.

In third place for Friday was “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which dropped in its second weekend to an estimated $7.5 million for Friday. The film is on track to earn somewhere in the mid-$20 million range for the weekend.

“Men In Black 3”
and “The Avengers” rounded out Friday’s top five, earning an estimated $4.2 million and $3.26 million respectively.

[Sources: The Wrap and Box Office Mojo]

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