Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ted and Magic Mike Set a Box Office Record



Seth MacFarlane's Ted opened to a huge $54.1 million, easily putting it at the top of the box office this weekend. Yes, it's performing way above expectations which is helping it set the record for best opening for an original R rated comedy.  The previous record was held by The Hangover ($45 million).

Meanwhile, Magic Mike had to settle for second place ($39.2 million). Though this is nothing to cry about as it is also performing way above expectations.  With Ted and Magic Mike both being rated R, it's the first time in movie history that two R-rated movies debuted above $20 million.

Brave held on strong for third place with about $34 million.  And Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection proved there's still an audience for this character, as it raked in $26.4 for a strong fourth place finish.

Overall, the new movies did exceptionally well this weekend, giving the end of June a rather nice bump.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ted
2) Magic Mike
3) Brave
4) Madea's Witness Protection
5) Madagascar 3
6) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
7) Prometheus
8) Moonrise Kingdom
9) Snow White & the Huntsman
10) People Like Us
$54.1 million
$39.2 million
$34 million
$26.4 million
$11.8 million
$6 million
$4.9 million
$4.9 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$54.1 million
$39.2 million
$131.7 million
$26.4 million
$180 million
$29 million
$118.3 million
$18.4 million
$145.6 million
$4.3 million
$50 million
$7 million
$185 million
$20 million
$145 million
$69 million
$130 million
$16 million
$170 million
$16 million

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