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Box Office History for Madagascar Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
May 27, 2005 Madagascar $75,000,000 $47,224,594 $193,166,575 $556,130,620  
Nov 7, 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $150,000,000 $63,106,589 $180,010,950 $599,516,844  
Jun 8, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $145,000,000 $60,316,738 $216,391,482 $746,921,271 Play
Nov 26, 2014 Penguins of Madagascar $132,000,000 $25,447,444 $83,350,911 $367,650,911 Play
Dec 31, 2018 Madagascar 4     $0 $0  
 Totals$502,000,000 $672,919,918$2,270,219,646 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Feb 6, 2009 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $113,289,213 $2,195,548 $115,484,761
Oct 16, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $56,117,936 $17,639,961 $73,757,897
Feb 10, 2015 Penguins of Madagascar $9,195,380 $9,612,406 $18,807,786

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015


June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 17th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

It's a busy / short week on the home market. There are four first-run releases coming out this week, which is more than most weeks. However, it is also a very shallow week and we run into filler on the first page of Amazon's list of best-selling new releases. The best of the first-run releases is Top Five, but the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that honor, we have to look to a smaller release, Song of the Sea on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

International Box Office: Night Rises to the Top

January 15th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb rose to first place with $46.2 million in 48 markets for totals of $148.6 million internationally and $248.1 million worldwide. This includes a $26.39 million "opening" in China for an 8-day total of $31.06 million. 8-day opening? It also opened in first place in Russia with $5.55 million on 1,690 screens. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office has Post-Holiday Indigestion

December 9th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The post-holiday weekend is rarely a great weekend and this weekend was no exception. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 fell more than 60%, while no film in the top ten fell less than 40%. The only wide release in the top ten was The Pyramid, which barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office fell 52% from last weekend to $78 million. That's 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is behind 2013 by a 4.5% or $440 million margin. It is not going to close that margin over the next four weeks, but it should still top $10 billion before the year is over. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thanksgiving Gives the Box Office Indigestion

December 2nd, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

Thanksgiving weekend was... well, it wasn't good. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 easily won the race for top spot and actually topped expectations by a tiny margin. On the other hand, the two new releases, Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2, both really struggled. Neither managed to top their three-day prediction over the five-day long weekend. Overall, the three-day weekend fell 17% to $162 million from last weekend. Worse still, this was 22% lower than the same weekend last year. 2014 is now behind 2013 by a margin of $370 million or 3.9% at $9.20 billion to $9.58 billion. There's no way we will catch up by the end of the year. I just hope we don't fall further behind.


Weekend Predictions: Thanksgiving Means Leftovers

November 27th, 2014

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.


2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

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...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - Good Croc, Bad Croc

June 16th, 2013

Kung Fu Panda debuted in theaters in 2008. It earned great reviews and became a massive hit earning more than $600 million worldwide. Kung Fu Panda 2 earned reviews that were almost as strong, while its worldwide box office was bigger. Given its success, it makes complete sense that the movie was turned into a TV show. Does it work on the small screen? More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Andy Richter 4 Mort $2,270,219,646 $3,420,302,263 66.4%
Ben Stiller 3 Alex $1,902,568,735 $6,591,174,670 28.9%
Chris Rock 3 Marty $1,902,568,735 $4,985,067,328 38.2%
David Schwimmer 3 Melman $1,902,568,735 $2,278,657,274 83.5%
Jada Pinkett Smith 3 Gloria $1,902,568,735 $4,272,691,405 44.5%
Sacha Baron Cohen 3 King Julian XII $1,902,568,735 $3,439,302,938 55.3%
Cedric the Entertainer 3 Maurice $1,902,568,735 $4,121,697,133 46.2%
Tom McGrath 3 Skipper $1,714,089,026 $2,163,252,582 79.2%
Conrad Vernon 3 Mason $1,523,298,375 $4,965,544,575 30.7%
Eric Darnell 2 Comandante/Zoo Official/Zoo Announcer $1,346,438,115 $1,346,438,115 100.0%
Stephen Kearin 2 Pilot/Aquarium Employee $967,167,755 $2,057,641,013 47.0%
Danny Jacobs 2 King Julien $967,167,755 $967,167,755 100.0%
Lynnanne Zager 2 Computer Voice $967,167,755 $1,726,559,593 56.0%
Christopher Knights 2 Private $1,155,647,464 $3,611,226,376 32.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Mireille Soria 5 Producer (4)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,219,646 $2,656,305,599 85.5%
Eric Darnell 4 Director (4)
Screenwriter (3)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,219,646 $2,422,566,200 93.7%
Tom McGrath 4 Director (3)
Screenwriter (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,219,646 $2,592,106,854 87.6%
Shannon Jeffries 4 Art Director (3)
Production Designer (1)
$2,270,219,646 $2,270,219,646 100.0%
Leslee Feldman 4 Casting Director (4) $2,270,219,646 $10,728,729,321 21.2%
Mark Swift 3 Producer (3) $1,714,089,026 $2,067,383,603 82.9%
Hans Zimmer 3 Composer (3) $1,902,568,735 $26,847,207,863 7.1%
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin 3 Production Designer (3) $1,902,568,735 $2,054,915,289 92.6%
Noah Baumbach 2 Screenwriter (2) $746,921,271 $876,465,517 85.2%
Rex Grignon 2 Head of Character Animation (2) $1,303,051,891 $1,303,051,891 100.0%
Jennifer Dahlman 2 Production Manager (1)
Associate Producer (1)
$967,167,755 $967,167,755 100.0%
H. Lee Peterson 2 Editor (2)
Cinematographer (1)
$1,155,647,464 $2,007,072,797 57.6%
Philippe Gluckman 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $923,781,531 $1,856,034,452 49.8%
Dennis Leonard 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,346,438,115 $6,370,285,950 21.1%
Will Files 2 Sound Designer (2)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
$1,346,438,115 $3,845,255,481 35.0%
Jim Bolt 2 Re-recording Mixer (1)
Sound Mixer (1)
$1,155,647,464 $4,812,533,496 24.0%
Andy Nelson 2 Re-recording Mixer (1)
Sound Mixer (1)
$1,155,647,464 $17,980,634,819 6.4%
Lorne Balfe 2 Additional Music (1)
Composer (1)
$967,167,755 $3,989,675,885 24.2%
Christi Soper 2 Casting Director (2) $1,114,572,182 $3,266,536,816 34.1%
Susan Erokan 2 Production Supervisor (2) $967,167,755 $967,167,755 100.0%
Slamm Andrews 2 Music Editor (2) $967,167,755 $2,990,756,779 32.3%