Foul-Mouth Furry Friend Finishes First
ted box office winner (July 2, 2012)
Universal's "Ted," Seth MacFarlane's tale of a potty-mouthed teddy bear come to life, beat the stuffing out of its box office rivals and pre-release projections with a stunning $54.1 million debut weekend. Another of the weekend's R-rated openers, Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike," shook its box-office booty, bump-and-grinding its way to $39.1 million for Warner Bros., well beyond expectations. The audience for the No. 2 movie, not surprisingly, was 73 female. Both of them topped last week's No. 1 "Brave," as audiences went for raunch rather than the family fare that has dominated the past three weeks. Disney's latest Pixar film still made $34 million for third place, upping its domestic total to $133 million in two weeks.