Video: Crude ‘Ted’ is robust No. 1, ‘Magic Mike’ also debuts strong

Adults came out to the multiplex in droves this weekend, as two R-rated films —"Ted"and"Magic Mike"— dominated ticket sales.

The weekend winner was “Ted,” “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and a talking, potty-mouthed teddy bear. The movie collected a robust $54.1 million upon its debut, while Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike” started off with $39.2 million. The latter film, which stars Channing Tatum, is loosely based on the actor’s brief stint as a stripper at age 18.

Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Witness Protection,” meanwhile, opened with a solid $26.4 million — slightly ahead of the $25 million the director-actor-writer’s last “Madea” film debuted with last summer. The only flop of the weekend was “People Like Us,” an adult drama that launched with just $4.3 million and failed to connect with an older audience.

For more on the weekend’s hits and misses, check out the latest box office video report.



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