Rated R Rules: 'Ted' And 'Magic Mike' Win Box Office

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FROM MTV NEWS


The weekend's box office results stood out for a number of reasons, and no, not all of those reasons were Channing Tatum's abdominals. "Ted" owned the box office, despite being an original concept, R-rated, and not about a superhero.


The comedic feature film debut from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane took in $ 54.1 million, a record for an original R-rated comedy. The original "Hangover" previously held the record with the significantly less total of $ 45 million.


Both "Ted" and its competition, "Magic Mike," wildly out-performed the estimates analysts had predicted toward the end of last week. The Steven Soderbergh-directed stripper drama skewed toward female movie-goers (surprise!) and raked in $ 39.2 million.



The two movies hopefully made big statements about the benefits of releasing adult-oriented films with interesting concepts, since this year—per usual—the box office has been dominated by YA adaptations, TV remakes, and one great, big superhero movie.


Head over to MTV News to read more about this week's box office results.


Did you see either "Magic Mike" or "Ted" this weekend? Let us know what you thought in the comments below and on Twitter!


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Source : mtv.com

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