Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted had a good week around the world, now $157 million overseas to date (up from $76 million last week). Madagascar is headed for $600+ million worldwide ($215 million domestic according to our ShowbuzzDaily projection and the overseas total to date should approach $400 million). For comparison: Madagascar 2, November 2008, $604 million worldwide ($180 million domestic, $424 million overseas) and Madagascar, May 2005, $533 million worldwide ($194 million domestic, $339 million overseas).
On a very different trajectory, Prometheus had more modest growth over the past week, now $129 million overseas to date (up from $92 million last week). Prometheus is headed for a domestic final of $134 million and our overseas target for the film is $225 million, giving it a worldwide target of $360 million. This would be a very similar profile to last year’s X-Men: First Class: $353 million worldwide ($146 million domestic, $207 million overseas).
Also continuing to make noise around the world: Men in Black 3 (now $392 million overseas, up from $352 million last week) and Snow White and the Huntsman (now $125 million overseas, up from $84 million last week). In contrast, Marvel’s The Avengers is finally starting to really slow down: $833 million overseas to date, up modestly from $824 million last week. The Avengers is still looking like it will just miss the $1.5 billion worldwide mark, putting it in third place all time (behind Avatar‘s $2.782 billion and Titanic‘s $2.185 billion worldwide totals).
This weekend’s entries, Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy, are certifiable worldwide bombs, with projected domestic totals of $44 million and $34 million, respectively. To make matters worse, neither should enjoy much business at all around the world.