LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Animated family film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" held the No. 1 spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts for a second straight weekend with $35.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The third movie in the "Madagascar" franchise about the adventures of escaped zoo animals has rung up nearly $120.5 million at domestic box offices since its debut last week, distributor Paramount Pictures said.
Director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "Prometheus," the story of a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind, pulled in $20.2 million to finish second. Its total ticket sales after two weekends is now roughly $89 million.
New 1980s musical "Rock of Ages," starring an ensemble cast that includes Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, will finish the weekend at third - the highest debut among new films this past weekend - with $15.1 million. Final figures will be released by Hollywood's major studios on Monday.
Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures distributed "Madagascar 3," which was produced by Dreamworks Animation. News Corp unit 20th Century Fox distributed "Prometheus." Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. released "Rock of Ages." (Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bill Trott)