It seemed almost a sure thing that Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott's epic Prometheus would take the top spot at the box office this weekend, but, somehow, that doesn't seem to be the case. According to Gawker, that title instead went to the family/Internet meme-friendly Madagascar 3, which raked in about $60 million this weekend while Prometheus earned about $50 million. 

For what it's worth, however, Prometheus did start the weekend at the top due to midnight showings. So, there's that.

[via Gawker]