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Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' beats Cruise, Sandler films [Video]

June 18, 2012|By Amy Kaufman
  • A scene from 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
A scene from 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." (DreamWorks Animation )

Two of Hollywood's biggest stars couldn't pull in as many ticket sales as"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"did at the box office this weekend, because the cartoon was the No. 1 pick yet again.

For the second consecutive weekend, the 3-D animated flick featuring a band of zoo animals topped the box office. The DreamWorks Animation movie raked in an additional $35.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $120.5 million.

Meanwhile, a new musical featuring Tom Cruise and a raunchy comedy starring Adam Sandler flopped. "Rock of Ages," which stars a high-profile cast including Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin, only debuted with a lackluster $15.1 million. Sandler's R-rated"That's My Boy" fared even worse, starting with a weak $13 million.

So why didn't audiences turn up to see two of the country's biggest movie stars? Check out this week's box office video report for more details.

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