Chalk this weekend up as a win for foul-mouthed teddy bears and male strippers everywhere.
Thanks to a somewhat shocking $54.1 million final tally, the Seth MacFarlane-directed Ted took down Magic Mike, Brave and Tyler Perry’s Madea Witness Protection in this weekend's much-hyped box office battle. The other three films hauled in $39.2 million, $34 million and $26.4 million, respectively.
Ted, a film about a rambunctious talking stuffed teddy bear starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, was projected to only take in about $23 million this weekend. However, thanks to good word of mouth, the movie was able to bring in the best showing ever for an original R-rated comedy.
Does this mean a Family Guy movie is on the horizon? Time will tell.
Here is this weekend’s entire top 10, via The Hollywood Reporter:
1. Ted$54.1 million
2. Magic Mike$39.2 million
3. Brave$34 million
4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$26.4 million
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$11.8 million
6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$6 million
7. Prometheus$4.9 million
8. Moonrise Kingdom$4.8 million
9. Snow White and the Huntsman$4.4 million
10. People Like Us$4.3 million