The Dreamworks animated sequel made a $63.5 million debut. Box office figures show that, while parents with children were the bulk of the audience, "Madagascar" also brought in teens and adults on their own, who made up half the audience on Friday and a-third on Saturday.
Opening in second place with $19.3 million was the Paul Rudd/Seann William Scott comedy "Role Models." Next was Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," which had been in the No. 1 slot the last two weekends. It slipped to third place with $9.3 million.
Rounding out the top five was Angelina Jolie in "Changeling," with $7.3 million, and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," with $6.5 million. : In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Melman the giraffe, voiced by David Schwimmer, left, Gloria the hippo, voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith, second left, Alex the lion, voiced by Ben Stiller and Marty the zebra voiced by Chris Rock, right, are shown in a scene from the DreamWorks production "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."
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