Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teddy Bear Nabs #1 Spot From Scottish Princess

Last weekend was good for R-rated flicks as both Ted and Magic Mike debuted at #1 and #2 respectively.

Foul-mouth, raunchy teddy bears were very popular at the box office
Ted, the story of a man with a talking teddy bear, opened at #1 with $54.1 million, "the third-highest R-rated comedy debut, behind last year's 'Hangover 2' ($85.9 million) and 2010's 'Sex and the City 2' ($57 million), but it was the biggest every R-rated non-sequel comedy opening" (Star Tribune).

Meanwhile, Ice Age: Continental Drift opened overseas in 34 markets and has so far made $78 million. The fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise will hit American and Canadian theaters on July 13th.

The Amazing Spider-Man also had a nice opening weekend, clocking in at $50.2 million across 13 film markets overseas. Will the film match The Avengers' opening domestic numbers on its opening weekend in America and Canada? I really doubt it. But, hey, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The Avengers has officially fallen off of the top ten box office list both domestically and internationally. So far, it doesn't look like the superheroes will be able to beat Titanic and Avatar's grossing records at the box office, though it still is possible.

According to the Star Tribune, "Domestic revenues totaled $207.7 million, up 3 percent from the same weekend in 2011...That was quite an accomplishment, considering the Fourth of July fell on Monday last year, making it a long holiday weekend."

Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday June 29th to Sunday July 1st at U.S. and Canadian theaters (from the Star Tribune):

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 - $4.93 million
8. Moonrise Kingdom - $4.9 million
9. Snow White & the Huntsman - $4.4 million
10. People Like Us - $4.3 million

 - Edessa, signing off

1 comment:

  1. Kind of surprising that two R rated movies are topping the Box Office but there really were not many great movies openning over the weekend.
    Hopefuuly The Amazing Spider-Man is do great, I can't wait to see it. :)



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