Seth MacFarlane’s adult CG/live action comedy Ted managed to pull in big numbers at the US box office this past weekend, ending up as the number one release of the weekend due to its estimated $52.5 million opening in a span of three days. The Mark Wahlberg starrer managed to unseat Disney/Pixar’s Brave out of the top spot of the box office chart.
Don’t count Brave out just yet, though – since it continues to bring in good box office numbers, taking in a total of $35.5 million this weekend and scoring a total domestic cume of $132.2 million within 2 weeks at the box office. DreamWorks’ Madagascar 3 is also holding up well in its 4th weekend, with a total of $12.5 million last weekend and a total take of $180.7 in 3715 theaters.
Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, on the other hand, was a huge success even though it has not opened in the US yet. Ice Age: Continental Drift made a killing in overseas territories, with a score of $11 million from its Wednesday and Thursday opening in only 12 of the 37 international markets. According to Fox, the movie is currently the biggest animated opening day of all-time in Sweden and Peru, the 2nd highest opening day for France, Colombia, Argentina and Chile, and Fox’s biggest animated opening day for Central America.