An R-rated comedy featuring a talking teddy bear and Hollywood hotties stripping proved to be irresistible forces at the box office over their opening weekends. Finishing in first, Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane hit one out of the park with Ted, his first feature film as a director. Ted over-performed like crazy and knocked The Hangover's $45 million out of first place as the R-rated comedy with the biggest opening weekend.
Proving women will turn out in huge numbers for something out of the ordinary - male strippers - Warner Bros Pictures scored a hit with Magic Mike. The film, inspired by Channing Tatum's days dancing in a strip club before he turned to acting, earned an astounding $39 million over its first three days in release. That gives Tatum his third big 2012 opening weekend, earning slightly less than The Vow's $41 million but more than 21 Jump Street ($36.5 million).
Top 10 Films for the Weekend of June 29-July 1, 2012
1) Ted - $54,107,495
2) Magic Mike - $39,155,000
3) Brave - $34,011,000
4) Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $26,350,000
5) Madagascar 3 - $11,815,000
6) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - $6,000,000
7) Prometheus - $4,925,000
8) Moonrise Kingdom - $4,872,878
9) Snow White and the Huntsman - $4,405,245
10) People Like Us - $4,306,000
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