Madagascar 3 beats Prometheus at American box office

  • The third animated Madagascar film has beaten Ridley Scott's Prometheus at the U.S. box office.

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted earned nearly $60.4 million over the weekend.

    Sci-fi thriller Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, came in at second place with $50 million.

    Madagascar 3 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month and features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer.