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The third animated "Madagascar" film stampeded past sci-fi thriller "Prometheus" to top U.S. and Canadian box office charts with nearly $61 million in ticket sales over the weekend. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" also performed well internationally, bringing global ticket sales to $135.8 million in its opening weekend.
In second place, "Prometheus" starring Charlize Theron, pulled in $50 million. The thriller from Ridley Scott opened overseas one week ago and the movie's global total ticket sales now stand at $141.5 million.
Last week's box office winner, "Snow White and the Huntsman," slipped to third place with $23 million. The dark take on the classic fairy tale, also starring Theron, has pulled in $83.5 million around the world since its debut.
Actor Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves tied the knot on Saturday (June 9) in an intimate wedding at the couple's home in Austin, Texas, according to media reports. A Texas native, McConaughey announced at the Texas Hall of Fame gala in March that he and Alves were relocating from California to Texas to raise their almost 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. The 42 year old McConaughey and 30 year old Alves met in 2006 at a bar in Los Angeles and have been dating ever since.
Lindsay Lohan escaped injury in a major car crash on Friday (June 8) after her Porsche collided with a large dump truck on a Southern California highway. Police said Lohan was driving her black Porsche with an unidentified male passenger on her way to the set of her latest movie project, and collided with the truck. The actress and her passenger were taken to the hospital as a precaution, and released shortly after. Neither Lohan or the driver of the truck were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. The actress is currently playing late screen legend Elizabeth Taylor for a Lifetime TV movie "Liz & Dick."
Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.