`Madagascar 3’ stays on top of box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wisecracking zoo animals held off `80s rockers and overgrown adolescents to maintain the top spot at the box office this past weekend.

The animated family comedy “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” from Paramount and DreamWorks Animation made just more than $34 million in its second weekend in theaters for a total of $119 million, according to final studio figures Monday. It topped newcomers “Rock of Ages,” the Warner Bros. musical which debuted with $14.4 million, and “That’s My Boy,” an Adam Sandler comedy from Columbia Pictures, which opened with $13.5 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, $34,055,474, 4263 locations, $7,989 average, $119,006,006, two weeks.

2. “Prometheus,” Fox, $20,712,174, 3442 locations, $6,017 average, $89,370,301, two weeks.

3. “Rock of Ages,” Warner Bros., $14,437,269, 3470 locations, $4,161 average, $14,437,269, one week.

4. “That’s My Boy,” Sony, $13,453,714, 3030 locations, $4,440 average, $13,453,714, one week.

5. “Snow White & the Huntsman,” Universal, $13,265,635, 3701 locations, $3,584 average, $122,062,670, three weeks.

6. “Men in Black 3,” Sony, $10,047,575, 3135 locations, $3,205 average, $152,726,558, four weeks.

7. “The Avengers,” Disney, $8,905,467, 2582 locations, $3,449 average, $586,794,371, seven weeks.

8. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Fox Searchlight, $2,283,218, 1184 locations, $1,928 average, $35,216,713, seven weeks.

9. “Moonrise Kingdom,” Focus Features, $2,237,726, 178 locations, $12,571 average, $6,839,462, four weeks.

10. “Battleship,” Universal, $1,284,150, 942 locations, $1,363 average, $62,151,820, five weeks.

11. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” Lionsgate, $1,203,381, 1216 locations, $990 average, $38,639,382.

12. “The Dictator,” Paramount, $1,109,454, 1119 locations, $991 average, $57,677,717, five weeks.

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