Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $180,010,950Details
International Box Office $419,505,894
Worldwide Box Office $599,516,844
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $112,964,115 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,023,373 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $114,987,488
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 7th, 2008 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
November 7th, 2008 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: February 6th, 2009 by Dreamworks Animated Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild crude humor
Franchise: Madagascar
Keywords: IMAX: DMR, Talking Animals, Animal Lead, Posthumous Release
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation

DVD Sales - Twilight Doesn\'t Set

Another weird week for new releases as the top two DVDs on the sales chart are both new releases and holdovers. Twilight had its first full week of sales adding 2.46 million units to its running tally of 6.03 million, which is the best for 2009 so far. It also become the film DVD to cross the century mark with $108.32 million in sales so far. More...

International Details - Shopaholic Selling Well

Confessions Of A Shopaholic nearly doubled its weekend haul as it pulled in $6.78 million on 2023 screens in 26 markets for a total of $31.91 million after a month of release. The film opened in first place in Australia, no surprise there, as that's the home of Isla Fisher, with $1.89 million on 309 screens. It earned a nearly identical result of $1.84 million on 426 screens in Germany, but that was only enough for third place in that market. Next up for the film is South Korea and Spain at the end of this month, while it doesn't end its run till the end of May when it opens in Japan and France. More...

DVD Sales - Beverly Hills Success

There were half-a-dozen new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, including a new number one movie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. That film sold 1.61 million unites generating $28.40 million in sales, which was enough to put it in sixth place on the 2009 sales chart after just a week of release. More...

DVD Sales - Going Out of Business is Good Titles

A combination of terrible new releases and two massive store sales (including the Circuit City Going out of Business sale) meant this week's sales chart was dominated by some of the biggest hits from last year. However, the number one DVD remained High School Musical 3 - Senior Year, which sold an additional 543,000 units for the week to give it a total of 2.05 million units sold and $36.14 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Sales - High School Graduates Top of Its Class

Six new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart, and four of those six reached the top five. This includes High School Musical 3 - Senior Year, which sold 1.50 million units while generating $26.55 million in consumer spending for the second fastest start of the year. More...

DVD Rentals - Nights has Good Week on Rental Chart

Nights in Rodanthe led a troop of five new releases to take first place on the rental charts, pulling in 16% more rental revenue than second place Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa during its first full week on the chart. More...

DVD Sales - Escape Greater

There were four or five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's sales chart depending on how you count Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa. During its first full week of release it sold 1.83 million units, giving it totals of 3.51 million units and $56.55 million, which is easily the best sales figures for any DVD this year. More...

DVD Rentals - Lake has Lingering View on top of Rental Chart

Lakeview Terrace repeated on top of the rental chart this week, despite there being four new releases trying to cram into the top five. This week it was a close race as it earned just over 10% more than the second place Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa. More...

DVD Sales - No Escape for Competition

There were a huge number of new releases this week, and they occupied the top four spots on this week's sales chart. The new number one was Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa, which was released later in the week than the rest of the releases. Over the weekend it sold 1.68 million units and $27.10 million, plus an additional 89,000 units and $2.76 million from the two-pack. More...

DVD Releases for February 17, 2009 - Part II

This felt like a slow week to me, but looking at the list there were 15 spotlight reviews, which is a huge amount for one week. There are a large number of DVDs worth checking out, but looking at the top of the list, I think Christopher Titus - Love is Evol is the best DVD coming out this week, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week. As has happened pretty much every week this year, there are so many DVDs on this week's list that is had to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

International Details - Bride Wars as Bridesmaid

Bride Wars continues its bridesmaid run just missing the top five this week after just missing the top ten last week. It did ad $5.88 million on 2485 screens in 30 markets for a total of $32.11 million after a month of release. Openings this week include Germany, where the film placed second with $1.62 million on 455 screens, which is a mixed debut. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part I

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

International Details - Slumdog Continues to Earn Millions

Slumdog Millionaire slipped to sixth place with $7.67 million on 1275 screens in 12 markets for a total of $42.46 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it added $3.02 million on 416 screens during its fourth weekend on top of the charts in the U.K. for a total of $18.21 million in that one market. More...

DVD Releases for February 3, 2009 - Part I

Wow. That was... Due to technical difficulties, late deliveries, and some misfiled DVDs, this week's list is a little later than normal (but it's still Tuesday, so it's not technically late). It is also a lot larger than normal with a record number of Spotlight reviews (23 in all, or 30 if you count individual movies). There are also some very high quality releases including Zack and Miri Make a Porno on either DVD or Blu-ray. However, given the subject matter of that film, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. The best release of the week is, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist on DVD or Blu-ray, but especially the Blu-ray, which is worth the upgrade. That film is the DVD Pick of the Week. With a record number of spotlight reviews, it goes without saying that the list had to be split up this week, with the second part found here, while the third part can be found here. (First time I had to separate the list into three parts.) More...

DVD Releases for February 3, 2009 - Part II

Wow. That was... Due to technical difficulties, late deliveries, and some misfiled DVDs, this week's list is a little later than normal (but it's still Tuesday, so it's not technically late). It is also a lot larger than normal with a record number of Spotlight reviews (23 in all, or 30 if you count individual movies). There are also some very high quality releases including Zack and Miri Make a Porno on either DVD or Blu-ray. However, given the subject matter of that film, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. The best release of the week is, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist on DVD or Blu-ray, but especially on Blu-ray, which is worth the upgrade. That film is the DVD Pick of the Week. With a record number of spotlight reviews, it goes without saying that the list had to be split up this week, with the first part found here, while the third part can be found here. (First time I had to separate the list into three parts.) More...

International Details - The Very Best has to Settle for Sixth Place

The Very Best Film 2, the sequel to The Very Best Film opened in Russia and a handful of other markets this past weekend. It scored first place in its native land with $8.38 million on 948 screens, while it earned sixth place in total with $9.29 million on 1072 screens in 4 markets. This is a serious decline from its predecessor's opening weekend, but still a strong start otherwise. More...

International Details - Escaping the Top Five

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa fell from second to sixth with $9.07 million on 5601 screens in 48 markets for a total of $380.42 million. No openings hurt the film this past weekend, and its only $1 million markets this past weekend were South Korea at $1.20 million on 432 screens and Poland at $1.09 million on 130. The film has made $3.76 million after two weeks in the former and $7.72 million after three weeks in the latter. More...

International Top Five - Red Cliff Sequel Starts in the Black

Red Cliff 2, the sequel to the record breaking Red Cliff, opened in its native China with a stunning $14.85 million on 1398 screens. It also earned first place in Singapore with $873,000 on 47 screens, and combined it took first place on the international chart while playing in just those two markets. More...

International Top Five - Escape Greater than Original

Not only did Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa remained in first place for the third weekend in a row, and four in total, the film also managed to surpass the international total of its predecessor. It was aided by a record-breaking first place opening in Poland where the film opened with $3.22 million on 130 screens over the weekend for a total of $4.02 million. Granted, films like this tend to do very well in this market, but this is still a pleasant surprise. It was not as impressive in China with $2.43 million on 600 screens earning third place there. Holdovers were led by France, where the film added $4.50 million on 820 screens over the weekend and $38.75 million in total. Meanwhile in Italy, the film earned $3.86 million on 571 screens for a total of $29.38 million. Overall it made $31.96 million over the weekend on 6290 screens in 43 market and it now has $339.88 million internationally and $516.90 million Worldwide. More...

International Top Five - Holiday Escape

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa remained in first place over the weekend with $37.54 million on 6211 screens in 49 markets for a total of $285.35 million after two months of release. This includes no major openings over the weekend, but the holiday did boost the box office in a number of markets, including Italy where it was up 56% to $9.76 million on 583 screens over the weekend for a total of $21.18 million after two. Meanwhile in France the film was down just 6% to $5.11 million on 834 screens over the weekend for a total of $31.25 million after four. With openings in China, Poland, South Korea, and Japan ahead of the film, $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide is within reach. More...

International Top of the Chart - No Escape for Madagascar

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa returned to the number one spot on the international chart with $38.79 million on 5959 screens in 56 markets for a total of $224.34 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $6.29 million on 565 screens, while it also topped the charts in Australia with $2.44 million on 368 screens over the weekend and $4.84 million including previews. Holdovers include France, where the film was down a mere 15% to $5.42 million on 829 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.07 million after three. It was nearly as strong in Germany with $4.99 million on 839 screens over the weekend for a total of $26.48 million. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $2.75 million on 551 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.05 million. More...

International Top Five - Earth Goes Global

The Day the Earth Stood Still opened globally over the weekend and took top spot on the international chart with $39.22 million on 7,715 screens in 90 markets. This is a good start, but not a great start and it appears to be heading for $150 million internationally and $250 million worldwide. Individual markets were led by Russia where the film made $5.89 million on 725 screens, but it was also a big hit in the U.K. ($4.21 million on 465 screens including previews); Spain ($3.21 million on 464 screens); and Italy ($2.35 million on 448). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in France ($3.40 million on 606 screens); Germany ($2.95 million on 804 screens); and Mexico ($2.87 million on 804). The film has yet to open in a few major markets like Japan, South Korea, and Australia, and it opens in all three markets over the next few weeks. More...

International Top Five - Madagascar Chases Down Top Spot

As expected, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa earned first place on the international chart. However, its weekend haul of $50.99 million on 5,009 screens in 33 markets was better than expected, while its total of $126.43 million internationally is close to 40% of the original's final. Its best market of the week was Germany where it pulled in $11.43 million on 841 screens, while it also performed amazingly in France ($9.54 million on 788 screens) and in the U.K. ($9.48 million on 520). Other first place debuts included Mexico ($4.53 million on 438 screens); Switzerland ($2.51 million on 152); Belgium ($1.69 million on 115); and Austria ($1.57 million on 101). More...

International Top Five - Quantum Shrinks but Remains Number One

Quantum of Solace saw its box office sliced nearly in half down to $20.60 million on 8530 screens in 63 markets, however, its running tally grew to $340.61 million after a month of release. It is now the second highest grossing Bond film and the 70th highest grossing film worldwide. The film's best market of the weekend was Germany where it remained in first place with $2.31 million on 801 screens for a total of $35.29 million. Meanwhile in the U.K. it slipped to second place with a still impressive $2.20 million on 500 screens for a total of $72.27 million after a month of release. More...

Thanksgiving Estimates: Four Christmases, Family Films Big Winners

Thanksgiving weekend produced three big winners, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. At the top, Four Christmases scored an excellent $31.7 million Friday-Sunday and $46.7 million over the five-day weekend, and is the third best Thanksgiving opening ever, just behind Enchanted's opening last year. Second place, Friday-Sunday, was taken by Bolt, which scored $26.6 million, and, very unusually these days, earned more in its second weekend than it did in its first. In sixth place, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa also benefited from the holiday, dropping just 7% from last weekend to earn another $14.5 million. More...

International Details - Body is Best of the Rest and that\'s No Lie

Body Of Lies opened in a quartet of major markets, the U.K., Germany, Italy, and Russia, and that helped it climb into second place with $10.17 million on 2837 screens in 32 markets for a total of $33.62 million. It earned second place in both the U.K. with $1.48 million on 393 screens and in Germany where it scored $1.43 million on 427 screens. On the other hand, it earned more in Italy with $1.64 million on 357 screens, but had to settle for third place. Meanwhile in Russia it struggled landing in eighth place with $500,000 on 142 screens. More...

Vampires Bite, But in a Good Way

Wow. The winning streak at the box office continues as Twilight had the fifth best November weekend and the 32nd best opening weekend of all time. Overall, the box office pulled in $165 million, which is 10% more than last weekend and 2% more than the same weekend last year. It is important to note that there was growth year-to-year despite this weekend last year being the Thanksgiving long weekend. Year-to-date, 2008 remains ahead of 2007, but by a barely perceptible margin of $8.34 billion to $8.32 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight Makes Huge Debut

Summit Entertainment have their first blockbuster. Vampire romance Twilight opened with an amazing $70.553 million over the weekend, according to Summit's estimate. That's the fourth best opening of 2008, and might also prove to be the fourth best opening in November, although The Incredibles will run it close. (The top three November openers are all from the Harry Potter franchise, incidentally). Perhaps the best measure of Twilight's performance, however, is that it beat last week's debut for James Bond by $3 million, and topped Madagascar's opening two weeks ago by $7 million. That's pretty remarkable. More...

International Details - School Climbing Higher

High School Musical 3: Senior Year fell below $10 million this past weekend, but we still able to remain in second place internationally earning $8.65 million on 4642 screens in 34 markets for a total of $123.01 million internationally and $207.178 million worldwide. The only opening of note this weekend came in Russia, however, the film struggled there placing sixth with $353,000 on 128 screens. Its best market was the U.K. where it added $1.46 million on 483 screens over the weekend for a total of $31.76 million. More...

Vampires vs. Superhero Dogs

So far November has been an amazing month, and it looks like it is about to get even better. With two films showing strength at the box office, there should be no problem for the overall box office to top the same weekend last year, and there's even a chance that this week's number one film will top Quantum of Solace's opening from last week. More...

Nothing Small About Quantum

As expected, Quantum of Solace became the biggest opener in the history of the James Bond franchise over the weekend by a huge margin. In fact, the $67.53 million it earned over the past three days was $20 million more than the previous record holder, Die Another Day, and 65% more than Casino Royale opened with in 2006. Even if it has a multiplier of just 2.48 it will become the biggest domestic hit in the franchise, and it has already made more worldwide than all of the pre-Pierce Brosnan Bond films. More...

International Details - High School Graduates to the Century Mark

High School Musical 3: Senior Year remained in second place with $14.63 million on 4413 screens in 30 markets for a total of $110.38 million internationally. This is more than it will make domestically by the end of its run, and at this pace hitting $200 million worldwide will not be an issue, as it has openings in Russia, Australia, and Japan still to go. Its biggest market of the weekend was Italy where it made $2.60 million on 487 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.02 million. Meanwhile, its biggest market overall was the U.K. with $31.44 million, including $2.39 million on 470 screens over the past weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Quantum of Solace Blasts to Bond Franchise Record

Movie audiences embraced a gritty, edgier Bond over the weekend, buying $70.4 million-worth of tickets, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. That will put it among the top 50 weekends of all time and top 30 opening weekends when final numbers are released on Monday. It also blows away the record opening for the franchise, previously held by Die Another Day with $47 million back in 2002. By every measure, this was an impressive start, which confirms that the Bond franchise is as powerful as ever. More...

Solace the Solitary New Release

We only have one new release this week, which should help it maximize its box office potential. It also helps that the one new release, Quantum of Solace, is the latest film is arguably the most successful movie franchise of all time. (It wins with total number of movies released in the US* and worldwide gross, but not on a per movie box office.) Quantum of Solace should win the weekend with ease and will make more than the number one movie from this weekend last year. In fact, it could make more than the top four films from this weekend last year combined. More...

Escape Great on IMAX

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened in more than 4,000 theaters in total, and that included 129 IMAX screens, where it earned $3.63 million over the weekend. That gave it a per theater average of just over $28,000 on the really big screen, which was close to double its regular per theater average. It is also more than twice the $1.6 million Eagle Eye opened with in 84 theaters in September. More...

Contest - No Escape - Winning Announcement

The winners of our No Escape contest was determined and they are... More...

Box Office Goes Wild

After Halloween basically cut last weekend by a third, this weekend bounced back, and did it with a vengeance. Not only did the number one film beat expectations, the overall box office did as well. Total tickets sales were $142 million, a stunning 62% more than last weekend, which is impressive, even after taking into account Halloween falling on a Friday last weekend and the beginning of November this weekend. Even more importantly, this weekend was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 has earned $7.96 billion, which is higher than 2007's pace, but by less than 1% as last year at this time the running tally was $7.94 billion. More...

No Escape from Per Theater Chart

This week the leader on the per theater chart was also the leader of the overall box office chart as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened with a very impressive average of $15,559 in more than 4,000 theaters. Second place went to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which opened with $250,000 in 17 theaters for an average of $14,887, suggesting at least some potential to expand. The Alphabet Killer was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club, as it earned $11,000 in its lone theater in Rochester, New York. Likewise, JCVD made an impressive debut with just over $20,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $10,060. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 7, 2008

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Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Makes $63.5 Million

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa lit up the box office over the weekend, earning $63.5 million according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. That's the fifth best weekend in November (see complete list), and the second-best outside the Harry Potter franchise, behind only The Incredibles. Madgascar's earnings helped propel the weekend as a whole to a 32% increase from last year, which leaves 2008 leading 2007 by a fraction, year to date. More...

Holiday Season Starts

The winter holiday season used to start on Thanksgiving long weekend, but now it starts the first weekend of November. And this year it starts with a sequel that has great expectations associated with it. Some good news, this weekend last year was weaker than expected and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa should have no trouble earning more than all three wide releases from last year combined. In fact, it should earn more than the two top films from last year did. More...

International Top Five - Advance Runs Get the Jump on the Competition

Two of the top five films on this week's international chart opened in advance of their domestic debuts, including the new number one film, Quantum of Solace. The film broke records during its opening in Britain with a phenomenal $25.01 million on 540 screens, which was more than two thirds of the entire box office. It also opened in first place in France with $12.65 million on 807 screens an in Sweden with $2.38 million on 149 screens over the weekend for an opening total of $2.70 million. Overall it made $40.04 million on 2,114 screens over the weekend and $40.36 million in total. The film has started faster than Casino Royale, the only question is whether it can hang on as strongly as that film did. More...

2008 Preview: November

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Contest - No Escape

The holiday season (un)official starts next weekend with the release of Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa. It will be the biggest hit of the week, potentially the biggest hit of the month, and possibly even the biggest hit of the rest of the year. It is also the target film this week. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Hell Ride on DVD, The Flight Before Christmas on DVD, as well as South of Pico on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win South of Pico on DVD, as well as Click & Clack's As the Wrench Turns on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 1 $17,555,027   4,056 $4,328   $17,555,027 1
2008/11/08 1 $27,531,174 +57% 4,056 $6,788   $45,086,201 2
2008/11/09 1 $18,020,388 -35% 4,056 $4,443   $63,106,589 3
2008/11/10 1 $5,146,972 -71% 4,056 $1,269   $68,253,561 4
2008/11/11 1 $9,780,159 +90% 4,056 $2,411   $78,033,720 5
2008/11/12 1 $1,912,967 -80% 4,056 $472   $79,946,687 6
2008/11/13 1 $1,941,207 +1% 4,056 $479   $81,887,894 7
2008/11/14 2 $8,149,669 +320% 4,065 $2,005   $90,037,563 8
2008/11/15 2 $16,882,856 +107% 4,065 $4,153   $106,920,419 9
2008/11/16 2 $9,984,776 -41% 4,065 $2,456   $116,905,195 10
2008/11/17 2 $1,165,768 -88% 4,065 $287   $118,070,963 11
2008/11/18 2 $1,190,359 +2% 4,065 $293   $119,261,322 12
2008/11/19 2 $1,069,706 -10% 4,065 $263   $120,331,028 13
2008/11/20 2 $1,116,426 +4% 4,065 $275   $121,447,454 14
2008/11/21 4 $3,725,772 +234% 4,007 $930   $125,173,226 15
2008/11/22 4 $7,308,462 +96% 4,007 $1,824   $132,481,688 16
2008/11/23 4 $4,627,702 -37% 4,007 $1,155   $137,109,390 17
2008/11/24 4 $1,179,852 -75% 4,007 $294   $138,289,242 18
2008/11/25 4 $1,622,174 +37% 4,007 $405   $139,911,416 19
2008/11/26 6 $2,737,260 +69% 3,709 $738   $142,648,676 20
2008/11/27 7 $2,210,364 -19% 3,709 $596   $144,859,040 21
2008/11/28 6 $5,660,695 +156% 3,709 $1,526   $150,519,735 22
2008/11/29 6 $5,533,131 -2% 3,709 $1,492   $156,052,866 23
2008/11/30 6 $3,013,503 -46% 3,709 $812   $159,066,369 24
2008/12/01 7 $460,765 -85% 3,709 $124   $159,527,134 25
2008/12/02 7 $377,288 -18% 3,709 $102   $159,904,422 26
2008/12/03 7 $331,572 -12% 3,709 $89   $160,235,994 27
2008/12/04 7 $338,738 +2% 3,709 $91   $160,574,732 28
2008/12/05 8 $1,262,859 +273% 3,317 $381   $161,837,591 29
2008/12/06 6 $2,325,137 +84% 3,317 $701   $164,162,728 30
2008/12/07 6 $1,491,124 -36% 3,317 $450   $165,653,852 31
2008/12/08 8 $323,936 -78% 3,317 $98   $165,977,788 32
2008/12/09 8 $255,138 -21% 3,317 $77   $166,232,926 33
2008/12/10 8 $259,696 +2% 3,317 $78   $166,492,622 34
2008/12/11 8 $263,541 +1% 3,317 $79   $166,756,163 35
2008/12/12 8 $717,242 +172% 2,768 $259   $167,473,405 36
2008/12/13 7 $1,537,561 +114% 2,768 $555   $169,010,966 37
2008/12/14 7 $926,428 -40% 2,768 $335   $169,937,394 38
2008/12/15 12 $188,007 -80% 2,768 $68   $170,125,401 39
2008/12/16 11 $215,112 +14% 2,768 $78   $170,340,513 40
2008/12/17 11 $222,554 +3% 2,768 $80   $170,563,067 41
2008/12/18 9 $259,392 +17% 2,768 $94   $170,822,459 42
2008/12/19 13 $363,055 +40% 2,007 $181   $171,185,514 43
2008/12/20 12 $675,802 +86% 2,007 $337   $171,861,316 44
2008/12/21 12 $530,753 -21% 2,007 $264   $172,392,069 45
2008/12/22 9 $515,124 -3% 2,007 $257   $172,907,193 46
2008/12/23 9 $530,468 +3% 2,007 $264   $173,437,661 47
2008/12/24 10 $350,784 -34% 2,007 $175   $173,788,445 48
2008/12/25 - $150,918 -57% 808 $187   $173,939,363 49
2008/12/26 - $286,618 +90% 808 $355   $174,225,981 50
2008/12/27 - $347,585 +21% 808 $430   $174,573,566 51
2008/12/28 - $288,815 -17% 808 $357   $174,862,381 52
2008/12/29 - $270,225 -6% 808 $334   $175,132,606 53
2008/12/30 - $300,708 +11% 808 $372   $175,433,314 54
2008/12/31 - $254,620 -15% 808 $315   $175,687,934 55
2009/01/01 - $370,479 +46% 808 $459   $176,058,413 56
2009/01/02 - $377,577 +2% 707 $534   $176,435,990 57
2009/01/03 - $348,587 -8% 707 $493   $176,784,577 58
2009/01/04 - $232,233 -33% 707 $328   $177,016,810 59
2009/01/05 - $64,575 -72% 707 $91   $177,081,385 60
2009/01/06 - $33,900 -48% 707 $48   $177,115,285 61
2009/01/07 - $31,160 -8% 707 $44   $177,146,445 62
2009/01/08 - $29,746 -5% 707 $42   $177,176,191 63
2009/01/09 - $51,373 +73% 375 $137   $177,227,564 64
2009/01/10 - $159,016 +210% 375 $424   $177,386,580 65
2009/01/11 - $108,912 -32% 375 $290   $177,495,492 66
2009/01/12 - $19,511 -82% 375 $52   $177,515,003 67
2009/01/13 - $17,906 -8% 375 $48   $177,532,909 68
2009/01/14 - $15,790 -12% 375 $42   $177,548,699 69
2009/01/15 - $18,386 +16% 375 $49   $177,567,085 70
2009/01/16 - $119,280 +549% 334 $357   $177,686,365 71
2009/01/17 - $244,218 +105% 334 $731   $177,930,583 72
2009/01/18 - $165,289 -32% 334 $495   $178,095,872 73
2009/01/19 26 $158,665 -4% 334 $475   $178,254,537 74
2009/01/20 - $32,450 -80% 334 $97   $178,286,987 75
2009/01/21 - $27,244 -16% 334 $82   $178,314,231 76
2009/01/22 - $30,020 +10% 334 $90   $178,344,251 77
2009/01/23 - $103,856 +246% 303 $343   $178,448,107 78
2009/01/24 - $263,329 +154% 303 $869   $178,711,436 79
2009/01/25 - $142,258 -46% 303 $469   $178,853,694 80
2009/01/26 - $26,139 -82% 303 $86   $178,879,833 81
2009/01/27 - $22,626 -13% 303 $75   $178,902,459 82
2009/01/28 - $25,381 +12% 303 $84   $178,927,840 83
2009/01/29 - $27,803 +10% 303 $92   $178,955,643 84
2009/01/30 - $85,367 +207% 275 $310   $179,041,010 85
2009/01/31 - $171,358 +101% 275 $623   $179,212,368 86
2009/02/01 - $69,754 -59% 275 $254   $179,282,122 87
2009/02/02 - $19,673 -72% 275 $72   $179,301,795 88
2009/02/03 - $18,655 -5% 275 $68   $179,320,450 89
2009/02/04 - $18,922 +1% 275 $69   $179,339,372 90
2009/02/05 - $19,930 +5% 275 $72   $179,359,302 91
2009/02/06 - $58,375 +193% 240 $243   $179,417,677 92
2009/02/07 - $119,819 +105% 240 $499   $179,537,496 93
2009/02/08 - $68,885 -43% 240 $287   $179,606,381 94
2009/02/09 - $12,846 -81% 240 $54   $179,619,227 95
2009/02/10 - $10,615 -17% 240 $44   $179,629,842 96
2009/02/11 - $10,100 -5% 240 $42   $179,639,942 97
2009/02/12 - $12,873 +27% 240 $54   $179,652,815 98
2009/02/13 - $32,379 +152% 182 $178   $179,685,194 99
2009/02/14 - $74,092 +129% 182 $407   $179,759,286 100
2009/02/15 - $49,164 -34% 182 $270   $179,808,450 101
2009/02/16 36 $42,753 -13% 182 $235   $179,851,203 102
2009/02/17 - $11,524 -73% 182 $63   $179,862,727 103
2009/02/18 - $11,340 -2% 182 $62   $179,874,067 104
2009/02/19 - $11,084 -2% 182 $61   $179,885,151 105
2009/02/20 - $22,973 +107% 151 $152   $179,908,124 106
2009/02/21 - $44,981 +96% 151 $298   $179,953,105 107
2009/02/22 - $29,863 -34% 151 $198   $179,982,968 108
2009/02/23 - $6,011 -80% 151 $40   $179,988,979 109
2009/02/24 - $6,935 +15% 151 $46   $179,995,914 110
2009/02/25 - $6,883 -1% 151 $46   $180,002,835 111
2009/02/26 - $8,115 +18% 151 $54   $180,010,950 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 1 $63,106,589   4,056 $15,559   $63,106,589 3
2008/11/14 2 $35,017,301 -45% 4,065 $8,614   $116,905,195 10
2008/11/21 4 $15,661,936 -55% 4,007 $3,909   $137,109,390 17
2008/11/28 6 $14,207,329 -9% 3,709 $3,831   $159,066,369 24
2008/12/05 6 $5,079,120 -64% 3,317 $1,531   $165,653,852 31
2008/12/12 8 $3,181,231 -37% 2,768 $1,149   $169,937,394 38
2008/12/19 12 $1,569,610 -51% 2,007 $782   $172,392,069 45
2008/12/26 20 $923,018 -41% 808 $1,142   $174,862,381 52
2009/01/02 22 $958,397 +4% 707 $1,356   $177,016,810 59
2009/01/09 26 $319,301 -67% 375 $851   $177,495,492 66
2009/01/16 27 $528,787 +66% 334 $1,583   $178,095,872 73
2009/01/23 27 $509,443 -4% 303 $1,681   $178,853,694 80
2009/01/30 29 $326,479 -36% 275 $1,187   $179,282,122 87
2009/02/06 31 $247,079 -24% 240 $1,029   $179,606,381 94
2009/02/13 40 $155,635 -37% 182 $855   $179,808,450 101
2009/02/20 43 $97,817 -37% 151 $648   $179,982,968 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/8/200911,681,938 1,681,938$27,096,021$27,096,0211
2/15/200911,828,194+9% 3,510,132$29,452,205$56,548,2272
2/22/20092471,954-74% 3,982,086$8,312,431$64,860,6583
3/1/20092403,297-15% 4,385,383$6,387,821$71,248,4794
3/8/20094154,879-62% 4,540,262$2,978,199$74,226,6785
3/15/20097157,402+2% 4,697,664$2,774,478$77,001,1566
3/22/20091083,086-47% 4,780,750$1,352,623$78,353,7807
3/29/20094165,547+99% 4,946,297$1,931,669$80,285,4488
4/5/20098194,953+18% 5,141,250$1,853,867$82,139,3159
4/12/200921,322,714+578% 6,463,964$12,266,453$94,405,76810
4/19/20091660,742-95% 6,524,706$763,412$95,169,17911
4/26/20091967,846+12% 6,592,552$958,691$96,127,87012
5/3/20092072,388+7% 6,664,940$946,603$97,074,47413
5/31/20092252,861 6,780,533$927,393$99,094,56217
6/7/20092241,833-21% 6,822,366$741,862$99,836,42418
10/4/20091272,211 6,998,868$739,433$102,149,37435
10/25/20092139,188 7,043,273$401,285$102,602,23838
11/29/20097691,040 7,739,907$4,332,821$106,999,42743
4/4/20101973,111 7,870,150$680,620$108,437,78661
6/10/20121841,467 8,046,705$402,470$110,597,459175

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/4/20101218,072 31,489$306,508$564,96361
6/10/2012199,538 68,078$154,230$1,156,562175
10/21/2012208,747 86,661$218,682$1,621,146194

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Cast

Ben Stiller    Alex
Chris Rock    Marty, Additional Zebras
David Schwimmer    Melman
Jada Pinkett Smith    Gloria
Sacha Baron Cohen    Julien
Cedric the Entertainer    Maurice
Andy Richter    Mort
Bernie Mac    Zuba
Alec Baldwin    Makunga
Sherri Shepherd    Alex's Mom
Will.i.am    Moto Moto
Elisa Gabrielli    Nana
Tom McGrath    Skipper, Lemur
Christopher Miller    Kowalski
Christopher Knights    Private
Conrad Vernon    Mason
Dempsey Stiller    Baby Alex
Declan Swift    Baby Alex
Fred Tatasciore    Teetsi, Poacher, Elephant
Eric Darnell    Joe the Witch Doctor, Poacher
Willow Smith    Baby Gloria
Thomas Stanley    Baby Marty
Zachary Gordon    Baby Melman
Meredith Vieira    Newscaster
Lesley Stahl    Newscaster
Al Roker    Newscaster
David Soren    Lemur
Phil LaMarr    Guide
Stephen Kearin    Stephen the Giraffe, Tourist with Video Camera, Rhino
Dan O'Connor    Tourist with University Shirt, Cape Buffalo
Edie Mirman    Telephone Recording
Stacy Ferguson    Hippo Girlfriend
Harland Williams    Additional Giraffe
Danny Jacobs    Tourist with New York T-Shirt
Bridget Hoffman    Female Tourist
Terence Hardy    Cub
Conner Rayburn    Little Giraffe
Holly Dorff    Fish
David Smith    Bobby the Dik Dik
Lynnanne Zager    Lioness
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Dik Dik
John Bentley    Additional Dialogue

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Eric Darnell
Director    Tom McGrath
Producer    Mireille Soria
Producer    Mark Swift
Screenwriter    Etan Cohen
Screenwriter    Eric Darnell
Screenwriter    Tom McGrath
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Production Manager    Jennifer Dahlman
Production Manager    Caludia Southmartin
Production Supervisor    Spencer Fillichia
Production Supervisor    Ryan Harris
Production Supervisor    Jason Bertsch
Production Supervisor    Cori Hansen Lamanno
Production Supervisor    Jessie Carbonaro
Production Supervisor    Jannette Eng
Production Supervisor    Erik Vignau
Production Supervisor    John Colt
Production Supervisor    Diana 'Keika' Lee
Production Supervisor    Roby Mesher
Production Supervisor    Jennifer Snyder
Production Supervisor    Susan Erokan
Production Supervisor    Andre de O. Arrayo
Production Supervisor    Loren Smith
Production Supervisor    John Swanson
Production Supervisor    Wendy Berry
Production Supervisor    Alison Federick Donahue
Production Supervisor    Heather Field
Production Supervisor    Robyn Mesher
Production Supervisor    Craig Rittenbaum
Production Designer    Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin
Art Director    Shannon Jeffries
Editor    H. Lee Peterson
Associate Editor    Mark Hester
Sound Mixer    Andy Nelson
Sound Mixer    Jim Bolt
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Supervising Sound Editor    Will Files
Sound Effects Editor    Mac Smith
Sound Effects Editor    Dustin Cawood
Sound Effects Editor    Pete Horner
Sound Designer    Will Files
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Dialogue Editor    Jon Null
Music Editor    Slamm Andrews
Song Writer    Will.i.am
Additional Music    Lorne Balfe
Additional Music    Jim Dooley
Additional Music    Geoff Zanelli
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman