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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 $193,595,521 $556,559,566  
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
 Totals$502,000,000 $673,348,864$2,270,648,592 

Announced/In Development, Currently Undated

Madagascar 4
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Feb 6, 2009 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $113,587,296 $2,282,548 $115,869,844
Oct 16, 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $56,432,510 $17,770,758 $74,203,268
Feb 10, 2015 Penguins of Madagascar $9,814,616 $9,888,003 $19,702,619

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

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 who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Andy Richter 4 Mort $2,270,648,592 $3,421,003,588 66.4%
Ben Stiller 3 Alex $1,902,997,681 $6,683,290,956 28.5%
Chris Rock 3 Marty The Zebra $1,902,997,681 $5,035,413,910 37.8%
David Schwimmer 3 Melman $1,902,997,681 $2,287,328,488 83.2%
Jada Pinkett Smith 3 Gloria $1,902,997,681 $4,451,474,366 42.7%
Sacha Baron Cohen 3 Julien $1,902,997,681 $4,203,764,280 45.3%
Cedric the Entertainer 3 Maurice $1,902,997,681 $4,374,122,191 43.5%
Tom McGrath 3 Skipper $1,714,089,026 $2,655,569,916 64.5%
Conrad Vernon 3 Mason $1,523,727,321 $5,822,725,506 26.2%
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 $2,576,238,833 37.5%
Danny Jacobs 2 King Julien $967,167,755 $967,167,755 100.0%
Lynnanne Zager 2 Computer Voice $967,167,755 $1,959,391,067 49.4%
Christopher Knights 2 Private $1,156,076,410 $3,618,131,565 32.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Eric Darnell 4 Director (4)
Screenwriter (3)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,648,592 $2,423,106,455 93.7%
Tom McGrath 4 Director (3)
Screenwriter (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,648,592 $3,084,853,134 73.6%
Mireille Soria 4 Producer (3)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,270,648,592 $2,779,979,006 81.7%
Shannon Jeffries 4 Art Director (3)
Production Designer (1)
$2,270,648,592 $2,270,648,592 100.0%
Leslee Feldman 4 Casting Director (4) $2,270,648,592 $12,417,475,801 18.3%
Mark Swift 3 Producer (3) $1,714,089,026 $2,367,178,197 72.4%
Hans Zimmer 3 Composer (3) $1,902,997,681 $29,961,001,998 6.4%
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin 3 Production Designer (3) $1,902,997,681 $2,400,235,590 79.3%
Rex Grignon 2 Head of Character Animation (2) $1,303,480,837 $1,303,480,837 100.0%
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)
$1,156,076,410 $2,213,676,138 52.2%
Philippe Gluckman 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $924,210,477 $1,861,218,609 49.7%
Dennis Leonard 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,346,438,115 $8,928,206,679 15.1%
Will Files 2 Sound Designer (2)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
$1,346,438,115 $5,401,735,811 24.9%
Jim Bolt 2 Re-recording Mixer (1)
Sound Mixer (1)
$1,156,076,410 $4,856,995,499 23.8%
Andy Nelson 2 Re-recording Mixer (1)
Sound Mixer (1)
$1,156,076,410 $21,469,767,926 5.4%
Lorne Balfe 2 Additional Music (1)
Composer (1)
$967,167,755 $5,114,794,294 18.9%
Christi Soper 2 Casting Director (2) $1,114,572,182 $4,743,976,386 23.5%
Susan Erokan 2 Production Supervisor (2) $967,167,755 $967,167,755 100.0%
Slamm Andrews 2 Music Editor (2) $967,167,755 $4,383,985,481 22.1%