'Madagascar 3,' 'Prometheus' team for big weekend

Associated Press Modified: June 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm •  Published: June 10, 2012
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Sony's "Men in Black 3" finished fourth with $13.5 million, putting its domestic receipts at $135.5 million.

The superhero smash "The Avengers," from Disney's Marvel Studios, was No. 5 with $10.8 million, lifting its domestic total to $571.9 million. The year's top-grossing film, "The Avengers" added $7.8 million overseas, raising its international haul to $824.4 million and its worldwide revenue to just under $1.4 billion.

Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games," No. 2 on this year's box-office chart, took in $1.1 million to cross the $400 million mark. Its domestic total stands at $400.3 million, and the film has taken in nearly $650 million worldwide.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $60.4 million ($75.5 million).

2. "Prometheus," $50 million ($39.2 million international).

3. "Snow White & the Huntsman," $23 million ($24.6 million international).

4. "Men in Black 3," $13.5 million ($38.3 million international).

5. "The Avengers," $10.8 million ($7.8 million international).

6. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," $3.2 million ($342,000 international).

7. "What to Expect When You're Expecting," $2.7 million.

8. "Battleship," $2.3 million.

9. "The Dictator," $2.2 million ($4.9 million international).

10. "Moonrise Kingdom," $1.6 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $75.5 million.

2. "Prometheus," $39.2 million.

3. "Men in Black 3," $38.3 million.

4. "Snow White & the Huntsman," $24.6 million.

5. "The Avengers," $7.8 million.

6. "The Dictator," $4.9 million.

7. "Dark Shadows," $4.6 million.

8. "Royal Concubine," $4 million.

9. "What to Expect When You're Expecting," $2.5 million.

10. "All About My Wife," $2.3 million.

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Online:

http://www.hollywood.com

http://www.rentrak.com

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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