“Madagascar 3” romps over Cruise, Sandler films

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 18: The animals of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” held the top spot on U.S. And Canadian box office charts for a second straight weekend with $35.5 million, beating new films from Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler, according to studio estimates yesterday. The third “Madagascar” movie about the misadventures of escaped zoo animals lifted the animated family film above new release “Rock of Ages,” a 1980s-era musical starring Cruise that was No. 3, and comedy “That’s My Boy,” which landed with a thud at No. 5 in what box office watchers said was the worst opening for a live-action Sandler movie since 1996’s “Happy Gilmore.” (AGENCIES)