Seth MacFarlane's TED Breaks Box Office Record
TED, the debut film from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, led the weekend box office, while breaking the record for best opening for an original R-rated comedy previously held by The Hangover. The film earned $54.1 million from 3,239 locations, which bests The Hangover's $44.98 million for its debut weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, among all R-rated movies it ranks eighth of all-time, and third among comedies behind The Hangover Part II and Sex and the City.
The Channing Tatum-starring male stripper film Magic Mike, earned $39.1 million, putting it in second place for the weekend. Last weekend's No. 1 film, Brave, brought in $34.01 million at No. 3. At No. 4, Madea's Witness Protection premiered to $26.3 million. In fifth was Madagascar 3 with $11.8 million.<
Rounding out the top 10: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (No. 6, $6 million); Prometheus (No. 7, $4.9 million); Moonrise Kingdom (No. 8, $4.8 million), Snow White and the Huntsman (No. 9, $4.4 million) and the new Chris Pine-Elizabeth Banks dramedy People Like Us (No. 10, $4.3 million).