Family Film Tops Box Office, Plus: Will ‘Twilight’ Be Remade?

Family Film Tops Box Office, Plus: Will ‘Twilight’ Be Remade?

Jun 18, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Good Kids Beat Bad Dads: In its second weekend of release, the animated family film Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted ($35.5 million) easily defeated the 80s karaoke musical Rock of Ages ($15.6 million) and Adam Sandler’s R-rated raunchy comedy, That’s My Boy ($13 million), which both flopped at the box office. Prometheus ($20.2 million) also fared better than either of the disappointing debuting features, though higher-than-expected drop (60%) for Ridley Scott’s film may indicate a shorter run in theatres than originally hoped. [Box Office Mojo]

Everyone Loves Animals: Overseas, Madagascar 3 also held onto its box office leadership, opening in 15 additional territories and earning an estimated $53 million. Playing in 57 territories, Snow White and the Huntsman added $31.2 million to its coffers, pushing its worldwide total past $247 million and buttressing the studio's desire to make a sequel. Perhaps the most surprising figure is for the comedy American Reunion (re-titled American Pie: Reunion in many locales), which made a modest $56.7 at home, but has grossed a total of $174.1 million overseas. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Rumor Patrol: In February, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer stated: “It's actually a very nice feeling to know that both Lionsgate and Summit would like to make another Twilight movie if I were ever to write another Twilight book.” Over the weekend, one site claimed that the franchise’s future has been discussed at Lionsgate, with the site suggesting a quick, direct remake is possible. Another site passed along Summit’s denial that they are remaking Twilight but that they’ll support Meyer “if she decides to proceed in any way.” Translation? It was a very slow weekend for news. [Bloody Disgusting / Deadline]

Animal Instincts: Another kind of talking animal will hit theatres on June 29, but this one's not for kids. Ted stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and the voice of Seth MacFarlane, who co-wrote and directed. In new images, we get a peek at the stars and also at how well the titular character fits into the New York City street scene. [Collider]

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