Circus animals and space beasts have lifted Hollywood to a huge weekend.
The cuddly critters of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" led the weekend with a $60.4 million debut domestically, followed by a big opening for Ridley Scott's alien saga "Prometheus" at No. 2 with $50 million.
DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar 3" was the family favourite for the weekend, reuniting voice stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer as the zoo animals continue their travels by joining a circus.
The previous weekend's top draw, Universal's "Snow White & the Huntsman," slipped to third-place with $23 million.