Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $24,030,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $24,030,000
Further financial details...

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Super spy teams aren’t born… they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
68% - Fresh
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 26th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
November 26th, 2014 (IMAX) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: November 27th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
December 5th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 17th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2342, 10/1/2014)
Franchise: Madagascar
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: PDI/DreamWorks

International Box Office: Mockingjay has $275 million Worldwide Weekend

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opened in first place on the international chart with $154.3 million in 85 markets for a worldwide opening of $276.2 million. Its international opening was about 4% higher than the previously entry in the franchise. The film managed $19.8 million in the U.K. and $13.8 million in Germany. This was 5% and 9% higher than the previous film's debut in those two markets. Mockingjay, Part 1 opened 19% higher in Russia with $11.9 million. The film also topped $10 million in Mexico ($12 million) and Australia ($10.3 million). More...

Weekend Predictions: Thanksgiving Means Leftovers

The Penguins of Madagascar poster

It's Thanksgiving weekend and there are two films trying to take advantage of the boost to the box office. Penguins of Madagascar looks like it will top Horrible Bosses 2 at the box office, but neither really have a shot at dethroning The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 for top spot. In fact, it is possible both of them combined won't top last year's number one new release, Frozen. Additionally, Mockingjay, Part 1 very likely won't match Catching Fire by a significant margin, so November will end the month on a down note.


International Box Office: Century Weekend for Interstellar

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Interstellar remained in first place with $107.9 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $225.8 million internationally and $322.7 million worldwide. This might be enough to cover the film's production budget, but probably not. That said, by this time next week, its worldwide total will be close to $500 million, which should put the film in the black. This weekend the film opened in first place in China with $42.67 million during its five-day opening. Perhaps more impressively, the film grew by 6% in South Korea helping it remain in first place with $13.13 million on 1,410 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.24 million after two weeks of release. It didn't hold up quite as well in the U.K., but still remained in first place with $5.91 million on 576 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.11 million.


Contest: Black and White

Next weekend is Thanksgiving weekend and there are two films hoping to not be crushed by The Hunger Games: Mockyingjay, Part 1, which will be in its second week of release. Penguins of Madagascar will likely beat out Horrible Bosses 2 for second place and as such, it is the choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Penguins of Madagascar.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: November

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October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/1/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
France 12/17/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Germany 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 12/5/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$24,030,000

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Tom McGrath    Skipper
Chris Miller    Kowalski
Chris Knights    Private
Conrad Vernon    Rico/Antarctic Penguin
John Malkovich    Dave
Benedict Cumberbatch    Agent Classified
Ken Jeong    Short Fuse
Annett Mahendru    Eva
Peter Stormare    Corporal
Andy Richter    Mort
Danny Jacobs    King Julien
Sean Charmatz    Cricket
Werner Herzog    Documentary Filmmaker
Stephen Kearin    Pilot/Aquarium Employee
Kelly Cooney    Mermaid Penguin
Susan Fitzer    Antarctic Penguin
Chris Sanders    Antarctic Penguin
Emily Nordwind    Antarctic Penguin
Mike Mitchell    Antarctic Penguin
Walt Dohrn    Antarctic Penguin
Jeff Fischer    Security System
Steve Apostolina    Penguin Prisoner
Al Rodrigo    Penguin Fan
Steve Alterman    Aquarium Announcer
Carter Hastings    Boy at Aquarium
Hope Levy    Woman at Aquarium/Antarctic Penguin
Ava Acres    Girl at Zoo
Cullen McCarthy    Boy at Zoo
Nicholas Guest    Flight Attendant
Adriano Aragon    Angry Man
Lynnanne Zager    Computer Voice
Billy Eichner    New York Reporter
Angie Wu    Girl with Snow Globe
Jim Pirri    Gondolier
Elizabeth Pan    Shanghai TV Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Simon J. Smith
Director    Eric Darnell
Producer    Lara Brey
Producer    Mark Swift
Executive Producer    Tom McGrath
Executive Producer    Mireille Soria
Executive Producer    Eric Darnell
Co-Producer    Tripp Hudson
Screenwriter    Michael Colton
Screenwriter    John Aboud
Screenwriter    Brandon Sawyer
Story Creator    Alan Schoolcraft
Story Creator    Brent Simons
Story Creator    Michael Colton
Story Creator    John Aboud
Composer    Lorne Balfe
Editor    Nick Kenway
Head of Story    Robert Porter
Head of Story    Derek Drymon
Production Designer    Shannon Jeffries
Visual Effects Supervisor    Philippe Gluckman
Head of Layout    Conan Low
Head of Character Animation    Olivier Staphylas
Art Director    Ruben Perez
Associate Producer    Jennifer Dahlman
Associate Producer    Damien de Froberville
Production Manager    Dinesh Krishnan Nair
Production Manager    Michelle Jurado Staphylas
Animation Supervisor    Jamaal Bradley
Head of Lighting    Jonathan Harman
Lighting Supervisor    Rajarajan Ramakrishnan
Lighting Supervisor    Murali Babu Kodiparthi
Lighting Supervisor    Gregory Jennings
Lighting Supervisor    Raju Vaidya
Lighting Supervisor    Vimal Subramaniam
Modeling Supervisor    Josh West
Character TD Supervisor    J.J. Jay
Character TD Supervisor-Co Supervisor    Nathaniel Dirksen
Character Effects Supervisor    Somesh Quadros
Head of Effects    Erik Mattson
Supervising Technical Director    Michael Brainerd
Sound Designer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Sound Supervisor    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Re-recording Mixer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Christi Soper
Associate Producer    Chris Leahy
Production Manager    Virendra Chauhan
Digital Supervisor    Laura Grieve
Head of Character Animation    David Torres
Character Effects Supervisor    Oliver Finkelde
Crowds Supervisor    Justin Onstine
Supervising Technical Director    Shawn Lewis
Story Artist    Josh Lieberman
Story Artist    David Lux
Story Artist    Ken Morrissey
Story Artist    Dave Needham
Story Artist    Vi-Dieu Nguyen
Story Artist    Xavier Riffault
Additional Story Artist    Januel Mercado
Additional Story Artist    Claire Morrissey
Additional Story Artist    Eric Ramsey
Associate Editor    Jessica Ambinder-Rojas
First Assistant Editor    John Dorst
Second Assistant Editor    Will Erokan
Assistant Editor    Christa Di Falco
Assistant Editor    Brian A. Perry
Additional Associate Editor    Tiffany Hillkurtz
Additional Associate Editor    Lynn Hobson
Assistant Associate Editor    Steven Liu
Character Designer    Chris Ayers
Character Designer    Joe Moshier
Character Designer    Craig Kellman
Character Designer    Oliver Tossan
Additional Character Designer    Gris Grimly
Additional Character Designer    Jeremie Moreau
Production Supervisor    Hoon H. Kim
Production Supervisor-Art Department    Ryan Genji Thomas
Production Supervisor-Character Technical Direction    Dawn Yamada
Production Supervisor-Character Technical Direction    David Edmunds
Production Supervisor-Modeling    Susan Erokan
Production Supervisor-Animation    Rakesh Patil
Production Supervisor-Animation    Samantha Finkler Brainerd
Production Supervisor-Crowds    Manoj Pahariya
Production Supervisor-Effects    Aditya Deosthale
Production Supervisor-Image Finaling    Garrett Prince
Animation-Animator    Rachel Hanson
Animation-Animator    Shajo John
Animation-Animator    Manish Kumar
Animation-Animator    George M. Kurian
Animation-Animator    Siddhant Mehta
Animation-Animator    Prasanjib Nag
Animation-Animator    Ketan Adhikari
Animation-Animator    Tanseer Ahmed
Animation-Animator    Balaji Anbalagan
Animation-Animator    Kevin Andrus
Animation-Animator    Anand Baid
Animation-Animator    Rajesh P.K.
Animation-Animator    Harinarayan Rajeev
Animation-Animator    S. Karunakar Reddy
Animation-Animator    Divyesh Jagdish Shah
Animation-Animator    Kevan Shorey
Animation-Animator    Gautam Thakur
Lead Character Animator-Skipper    Prashanth Cavale
Lead Character Animator-Kowalski    Nideep Varghese
Lead Character Animator-Rico    Kapil Sharma
Lead Character Animator-Dave    Ravi Kamble Govind
Lead Character Animator-Dr. Octavius Brine    Sujit Chatterjee
Animation-Additional Animator    Nedy Acet
Animation-Additional Animator    James Baxter
Animation-Additional Animator    Julien Bocabeille
Animation-Additional Animator    Irene Parkins
Animation-Additional Animator    David Couchariere
Animation-Additional Animator    Michelle Cowart
Animation-Additional Animator    Donnachada Daly
Animation-Additional Animator    Lou Dellarosa
Animation-Additional Animator    Bill Diaz
Animation-Additional Animator    W. Jacob Gardner
Animation-Additional Animator    Thomas Grummt
Animation-Additional Animator    Andrew Harkins
Animation-Additional Animator    Jennifer E. Harlow
Animation-Additional Animator    Jakob Hjort Jensen
Animation-Additional Animator    Eric Lees
Animation-Additional Animator    Scott Lemmer
Animation-Additional Animator    Sean Mahoney
Animation-Additional Animator    Steven J. Meyer
Animation-Additional Animator    Rani Naamani
Animation-Additional Animator    Ron Pucherelli
Animation-Additional Animator    Luke Randall
Animation-Additional Animator    Carlos Rosas
Animation-Additional Animator    Ben Rush
Animation-Additional Animator    Mike Safianoff
Animation-Additional Animator    Henry G. Sanchez
Animation-Additional Animator    Jason Spencer-Galsworthy
Animation-Additional Animator    David Stodolny
Animation-Additional Animator    Theodore Anthony Ty
Animation-Additional Animator    Tim Watts
Animation-Additional Animator    David Weatherly
Animation-Additional Animator    Greg Whittaker
Animation-Additional Animator    Benjamin Willis
Animation-Additional Animator    Onur Yeldan
Production Supervisor-Additional Production Supervisor    Heather Lanza
Production Supervisor-Additional Production Supervisor    Caroline Robinson
Production Supervisor-Crowds    Manoj Pahariya
Character Effects Lead    Uma Havaligi
Effects Lead    Brijesh Johar
Effects Lead    Mitul Patel
Effects Lead    Dhruva Pathak
Effects Lead    Venu Victor
Additional Effects Lead    Fangwei Lee
Additional Effects Lead    Yancy Lindquist
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Arun P.A.
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Mayank Namrata Kanyal
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Praveen Ushus Dev
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Vijay Bundela
Lighting-Lighter    Kiran Kumar Goonda
Lighting-Lighter    Harshal Raja Kadam
Lighting-Lighter    Soumya Khurana
Lighting-Lighter    Harshal Nachnolkar
Lighting-Lighter    Raghuram Palasamudram
Lighting-Lighter    Kaustubh Patil
Lighting-Lighter    Jean Joseph Philip
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Ram Prasad Devanathan
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Sai Raghunandan G
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Aditya Sharma
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Honey Sharma
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Sukhpal Singh Vasdev
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    Annmarie Koenig
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    David Lawson
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    M. Scott McKee
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Udai Haraguchi
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Amy Jones
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Michel Kinfoussia
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Lyndon Li
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Kieron Cheuk-Chi Lo
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Amber Stewart Lunderville
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Jennifer Leigh King
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Erin Lehmkuhl
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Chris Lexington
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Linhan Li
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Jimmy Maidens
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Campbell McGrouther
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Yuko Okumura
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Rupali Parekh
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Eric Roth
Lighting-Additional Lighting Technical Assistant    Devank Patel
Lighting-Additional Lighting Technical Assistant    Aditya P. Prabhu
Lead Technical Director    Ashish Dantu
Lead Technical Director    Adam Gaige
Casting Associate    Mollie Garno
Casting Associate    Liz Molholt
Post-Production Executive    James Beshears
Sound Effects Editor    Greg ten Bosch
Sound Effects Editor    Christian Schaaning
Sound Effects Editor    Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor    Jamie Hardt
Foley Mixer    Randy K. Singer
Foley Mixer    Maryjo Lang
Music Editor    Slamm Andrews
Music Editor-Additional Music Editor    Tom Carlson
Score Recordist    Geoff Foster
Score Mixer    Dennis Sands

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