The third installment of the “Madagascar” franchise shot straight to the top of the weekend box office list, earning $60.4 million and beating out Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” by a full $10.4 million. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” has garnered excellent reviews for its 3-D animation as well as its comedic value (read Post critic Michael O’Sullivan’s review here).

Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” $60.4 million

2. “Prometheus,” $50 million

3. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” $23 million

4. “Men in Black 3,” $13.5 million

5. “Marvel’s the Avengers,” $10.8 million

6. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $3.2 million

7. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” $2.7 million

8. “Battleship,” $2.3 million

9. “The Dictator,” $2.2 million

10. “Moonrise Kingdom,” $1.6 million