Ted Tops Magic Mike With $54M Debut

Mark Wahlberg's comedy beats stripper film at the box office
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2012 3:48 PM CDT
Ted Tops Magic Mike With $54M Debut
This film image released by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum, and Matt Bomer in a scene from "Magic Mike."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claudette Barius)

What do you prefer, a potty-mouthed teddy bear or Channing Tatum shaking his half-naked tushy? You guessed it, Ted won the weekend box office with a $54.1 million opening, the third-biggest ever for an original R-rated comedy, Entertainment Weekly reports. The much-hyped stripper film Magic Mike took second with $39.2 million and a 73%-female audience. Rounding out the top five were Brave ($34 million), Madea's Witness Protection ($26.4 million), and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($11.8 million).

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