Madagascar 3 beats Prometheus…The Hunger Games passes $400m dogro

Madagascar 3 beats Prometheus…The Hunger Games passes $400m dogro

I don’t usually post on preliminary results, but I have been waiting for The Hunger Games to become the thirteenth movie of all time to dogro (domestic gross) more than $400 million.

That makes 2012 the first year in which at least two movies have broken that barrier.

The Avengers continues to close on Titanic, and may catch it. The superhero team-up made about $10m domestically this weekend, and is about $30 behind James Cameron’s second biggest box office movie (not counting the 3D re-release).

This year continues to look very, very good, with many big box office contenders yet to be released.

I’ll update 2012 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2 , 3 in a couple of days, when the figures are more solid.

The other reason I wanted to post was the interesting battle this weekend between Prometheus, a movie by a three-time Oscar nominated director with great geek cred, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, a cartoon with a zebra in a rainbow afro. 😉

The winner?

Yadadadadadada circus!

Yep, it looks like Madagascar 3 is going to beat Prometheus by about ten million dollars domestically.

However, don’t assume that automatically means that every movie you see from now on will have an ungulate in a fright wig. 😉 The budgets for the two movies were probably pretty close.

Yes, a family picture is likely to have better legs…no, no, not four legs, but to have a longer, stronger run at the box office.

Regardless, the rest of the year is going to be a wild high-speed ride!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.


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