Sunday Update: Paramount estimates that Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted will take in $60.35 million during its debut frame.
Saturday Update: Paramount reports that Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted managed $20.450 million on Friday. We're projecting a $61.4 million debut frame.
Thursday Update: Paramount reports that Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted already has $7.5 million in the bank from only three territories:
Russia: $3.7 million from 881 locations—the strongest opening ever for an animated flick in Russia.
Korea: $1.9 million from 502 locations
France: $1.9 million from 685 locations
Madagascar 3 opens in 28 markets this coming weekend including Russia, China, France, Korea, Brazil, and Mexico—day and date with the U.S.
Sunday Update: 20th Century Fox estimates that Prometheus' debut haul is $50 million.
Saturday Update: 20th Century Fox reports that Prometheus took in a healthy $21.4 million on Friday. We're projecting $53.5 million for the weekend.
Friday Update: 20th Century Fox reports that Promethus took in $3,561 million from midnight shows at 1,368 North American locations for a location average of $2,603.
Comparable midnight openings include Avatar ($3.537 million), TRON: Legacy ($3.5 million) and X-Men: First Class ($3.37 million). Avatar opened to $77 million; TRON: Legacy did $44 million; X-Men: First Class grabbed $55 million.
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, along with Comcast sites Eonline.com, Movies.com, G4TV.com, Xfinity.com/TV as well as FEARnet.com, will debut the exclusive premiere of the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated film, "Django Unchained" on Wednesday, June 6, at 4:30 pm PT. Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson, the film will be released by The Weinstein Company in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day 2012.
"We're excited to give millions of fans this very first glimpse at Quentin Tarantino's latest epic," said Rick Butler, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Fandango. "We want to thank The Weinstein Company for providing this incredibly exciting teaser trailer debut, which we know will help build excitement among Fandango's avid moviegoer fan base."
Following the teaser, moviegoers will be prompted to sign up for Fandango's Fan Alerts TM, which will provide fans with news of advance ticketing for "Django" the minute it's available. Those who sign up will have a chance to win tickets to the film's world premiere, as part of a special Fandango sweepstakes. Entry details can be found at fandango.com after the teaser debuts.
"The Weinstein Company is pleased to partner with Fandango and Comcast on this unprecedented trailer launch for ‘Django Unchained,'" said Bladimiar Norman, SVP of Marketing. "We're always looking for the biggest and best platforms to debut our trailers and we're committed to an innovative digital approach."