It was a good weekend for R-rated movies at the US box office, with both Ted and Magic Mike beating out predictions with great opening weekend numbers. Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directorial debut, Ted, came out on top with a superb $54.1 million, the highest number ever for an original R-rated comedy (although behind The Hangover II and Sex And the City if you count established comedy franchises). People obviously liked the idea of a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear.
Magic Mike had to settle for second spot, but a $39 million debut is still impressive, especially considering it only cost about $7 million to make. It certainly seems there were a lot of people waiting for the male stripper film, as it made almost half its weekend money on Friday.
There were a couple other new entries in the top 10, with Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection coming fourth with a decent $26.3 million. That’s lower than the last couple of Madea movies, but still a very strong take on a busy weekend and proves Perry is still a force to be reckoned with, especially amongst African-American audiences. The Chris Pine starrer People Like Us, which was the week’s only real underperformer, taking $4.3 million to place 10th on the chart.
Take a look below for the box office top 10 for the weekend of June 29th-July 1st.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|4||Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection||$26.3||$26.3|
|5||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$11.8||$180.0|
|6||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||$6.0||$29.0|
|9||Snow White And The Huntsman||$4.4||$145.5|
|10||People Like Us||$4.3||$4.3|