Weekend Receipts: Ted and Magic Mike Both Hits with Audiences
Audiences headed out to theaters to see a foul-mouthed Teddy Bear and some hot man flesh over the weekend. Universal's Ted grossed over $54.1 million over the Friday through Sunday, while Warner Bros.' Magic Mike came in at just over $39.15 million. The two studio newcomers topped the overall box office for the weekend, while last week's newcomer animation Brave held the third spot. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection landed in fourth place.
Gross: $54,107,495 (New) S
creens: 3,239 (PSA: $16,705)
Thunder Buddies turned out in solid numbers to see Ted in figures that beat expectations. World of mouth lent the title some push for the Seth MacFarlane-directed film starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The title even earned the distinction of being the biggest R-rated non-sequel comedy. For comparison sake, The Hangover took in just under $45 million in its roll out.
2. Magic Mike
Gross: $39,155,000 (New)
Screens: 2,930 (PSA: $13,363)
The roll out of the Steven Soderbergh-directed feature starring Channing Tatum had terrific marketing and its debut is the best of the director's career. In 2004, Ocean's Twelve opened with $39,153,380. And with a production budget that was only $7 million, the title is assured a nice showing for its efforts. Opening numbers with Channing Tatum in the cast include The Vow ($41.2 million in February) and 21 Jump Street ($36.3 million in March).
3. Brave (3-D animation)
Gross: $34,011,000 ($131,685,000)
Screens: 4,164 (PSA: $8,168)
Week: 2 (Change: - 49%)
The Disney feature's global cume is $158.5 million.
4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
Gross: $26,350,000 (New)
Screens: 2,161 (PSA: $12,193)
This is the fourth best debut for Tyler Perry. The fan base turned out along with crossover audiences in a marketplace that had tough competition.
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3-D animation)
Gross: $11,815,000 ($180,012,000)
Screens: 3,715 (PSA: $3,180)
Week: 4 (Change: - 40%)
6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (3-D)
Gross: $6,000,000 ($29,034,193)
Screens: 3,109 (PSA: $1,930)
Week: 2 (Change: - 63%)
7. Prometheus (3-D)
Gross: $4,925,000 ($118,261,848)
Screens: 1,951 (PSA: $2,524)
Week: 4 (Change: -50%)
8. Moonrise Kingdom
Gross: $4,872,878 ($18,405,810)
Screens: 854 (PSA: $5,706)
Week: 6 (Change: +44%)
Focus Features moved the Cannes 2012 opener into 459 additional theaters for its limited release title, moving the film into the top 10 in the overall box office in its sixth week since its theatrical run kicked off.
9. Snow White and the Huntsman
Gross: $4,405,245 ($145,591,165)
Screens: 2,337 (PSA: $1,885)
Week: 5 (Change: - 46%)
10. People Like Us
Gross: $4,306,000 (New)
Screens: 2,055 (PSA: $2,095)