[Image via Simon & Schuster.]
We pretty much expected this, given yesterday's numbers, but it's still VERY IMPRESSIVE!
While the box office has been pretty dominated over the course of last month with children's fare, such as Brave and Madagascar 3, it was the raunchy R-rated Ted and its equally inappropriate, g-string laden partner-in-crime, Magic Mike, which took in the number one and two spots this weekend!
The Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis flick from Seth MacFarlane earned itself $54.1 million at 3,239 screens the past three days, which puts it behind The Hangover Part II and Sex & The City as the third-best debut for an R-rated comedy ever!
Especially since NEITHER of these were predicted to be huge smashes!
Guess a little advertising and a LOT of male nudity go a LONG way! Ha!
1. Ted – $54.1 million
2. Magic Mike – $39.2 million
3. Brave – $34.0 million
4. Madea’s Witness Protection – $26.4 million
5. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $11.8 million