BOX OFFICE REPORT: Weekend Ending June 17, 2012. (Or The Weekend Tom Cruise Got Clobbered By A Cartoon.)

The animated animals of Madagascar clobbered a Hollywood megastar's premiere this weekend.

The animated animals of Madagascar clobbered a Hollywood megastar’s premiere this weekend.

This week the unthinkable happend. Both Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler headlined movies absolutely bombed at the box office.

Rather than hanging out in a dark theater it seems people preferred to be outside enjoying summer –  but those who decided to go to the movies overwhelmingly chose MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPES MOST WANTED  to the tune of $35 million dollars.

The others gave Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS another 20.2 million dollars. Both Films are now over $200 million worldwide with MADAGASCAR 3 totaling out at $277 while the R-Rated PROMETHEUS at $217 million.

The big time losers of this weekend, the major motion picture adaptation of the Broadway hit ROCK OF AGES, starring a massive cast including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Julianne Hough and Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg comedy THATS MY BOY. ROCK OF AGES made $15 million dollars on a $75 million dollar budget on its first weekend coming in 3rd and THATS MY BOY made a measly $13 million bucks coming in 5th.

With a low overall box office take this week, three brand new major movies hit theaters next friday including the newest film by the always successful Disney/Pixar clan with BRAVE, the absolutely insane take on the life of Abraham Lincoln with ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and the Steve Carell and Keira Knightly apocalypse comedy SEEKING A FRIEND AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

All three will look to find success and we have to wonder if any of which are poised to knock MADAGASCAR off the top of the box office with THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN just 2 weeks away.

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