There was some stiff competition at the box office this weekend, but who was it that reigned supreme? It was Seth MacFarlane and his talking Teddy. That’s right, his first venture into feature film has proved a success as the R-rated comedy brought in a pretty substantial $55 million. Also this weekend, groups of girls gathered their friends, guzzled down some martinis and headed to theaters to ogle at Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in Steven Soderbergh’s latest drama, Magic Mike. However, when word got out that it was actually a quality, well written film, those audiences seemed to broaden out and the film brought in $39.15m. This just barely topped Ocean’s Twelve (by less than $2,000) to make it Soderbergh’s biggest box office opening yet. Tyler Perry, on the other hand, came out of the gates with a a pretty weak weekend domestic gross with fourth place behind Brave, and only $26 million. It will be interesting to see how all of these movies hold up, especially with The Amazing Spider-Man opening this week which might grab the large male audience that Ted has had so far.
BOx Office: July 2nd
$54.1 Million / New /
Is that Peter Griffin in a Teddy Bear’s body?
|2. Magic Mike|
$39.15 Million / New
A movie about male strippers that is actually good? I’m sold.
$34 Million / $131.7m Total Domestic / $158.5m Total Worldwide
Pixar’s new film is holding steady, but it has a long way before it catches the ticket sales for Toy Story 3, or Finding Nemo, or Up, or The Incredibles….
|4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection|
$26.4 Million / New
I could make a joke about Tyler Perry and Witness Protection here, but I will refrain. Oh, who am I kidding – Is Tyler Perry looking to go into the witness protection program after his third place opening for a Madea movie?
|5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted|
$11.8 Million / $180m Total Domestic / $424.2m Total Worldwide
“You can run, but you cannot save your hides!”
|6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter|
$6 Million / $29m Total Domestic / $46m Total Worldwide
Dropped 63% to sixth place with only $6 million. Not sure if this says something about the movie or the stiff new competition this week.
$4.92 Million / $118.3m Total Domestic / $284.1m Total Worldwide
I think I have read more love/hate articles about Prometheus than any movie I can remember, so if it’s greatest success is getting all kinds of people talking about movies, I’m so in .
|8. Moonrise Kingdom|
$4.87 Million / $18.4m Total Domestic / $28m Total Worldwide
Added 500 theaters this weekend and finally cracked the top 10. I’ve said it before, but this still ranks as one of my favorites of 2012 so far, so if it opened near you, go see it now.
|9. Snow White & the Huntsman|
$4.4 Million / $145.5m Total Domestic / $334.6m Total Worlwide
Who’s the fairest of them all? Why Kristen Stewart obviously. (wait, really?!)
|10. People Like Us|
$4.3 Million / New
At least 10th is something? Yeah, no, not really. The new Chris Pine movie was pretty much a big ol’ bomb.