U.S. Box Office Weekend Round Up – Ted ($51m) & Magic Mike ($43m) Clean Up!!

It’s been a good news week for all films releasing in the States this week. TED has annihilated the box office with a $51m opening weekend assured now for Universal – can anyone say sequel? A phenomenal result. Also posting a cracking opening weekend is the all male stripper comedy MAGIC MIKE which looks to take out 2nd place with $43m for the opening 3 days. It’s been a long long time since 2 r-rated comedies have held the top spots in the States and what a cracker this weekend has been. Even MEDEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION, the Tyler Perry umpteenth reincarnation of his character, is going to pull in close to $30m for the weekend.

But its not all good news – PEOPLE LIKE US, the Chris Pine dramedy, failed to fire – ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER fell by 67% and will pretty much evaporate from cinemas this friday – ROCK OF AGES disappeared from the top ten and THAT’S MY BOY vanished completely. This is the week that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN releases, the brand is ever so reliable – can the film crack $125m opening weekend??

My thanks to Deadline for the top ten breakdown below:

1. Ted (Universal) NEW [3,239 Theaters] R
Friday $20.5M, Weekend $51.0M

2. Magic Mike (Warner Bros) NEW [2,930 Theaters] R
Friday $18.0M, Weekend $43.0M

3. Brave 3D (Pixar/Disney) Week 2 [4,164 Theaters] PG
Friday $10.5M (-57%), Weekend $35.5M, Cume $132.7M

4. Madea Witness Prot (Tyler Perry/Lionsgate) NEW [2,161 Theaters] PG13
Friday $10.2M, Weekend $26M

5. Madagascar 3 3D (DWA/Par) Week 4 [3,715 Theaters] PG
Friday $4.2M, Weekend $14.5M, Cume $181.7M

6. Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D (Fox) Week 2 [3,109 Theaters] R
Friday $1.9M (-69%), Weekend $6.2M, Cume $29.3M

7. Moonrise Kingdom (Focus) Week 6 [854 Theaters] PG13
Friday $1.7M, Weekend $5.5M, Cume $18.9M

8. People Like Us (DreamWorks/Disney) NEW [2,055 Theaters] PG13
Friday $1.5M, Weekend $4.2M

9. Prometheus 3D (Fox) Week 4 [1,951 Theater] R
Friday $1.4M, Weekend $4.7M, Cume $118.0M

10. Snow White & The Huntsman (Universal) Week 5 [2,337 Theaters] PG13
Friday $1.2M, Weekend $3.9M, Cume $145.1M