Ted could earn as much as $20 million on Friday for a weekend opening of $47 million to $50 million — one of the top debuts of all time for an R-rated comedy and eclipsing the $45 million earned by The Hangover in 2009.[The Hollywood Reporter]
Here’s something that’s about as surprising as Katie Holmes filing for divorce from Tim Cruise: an R-rated comedy that’s about to bust the box office. Having taken in a well-above expectations $20 million on Friday alone, Ted is now on track to make as much (if not more) than the record-breaking open set by The Hangover back in 2009.
Other big releases are also doing well at the box office, including Magic Mike and Madea’s Witness Protection. People Like Us is the only real new family drama/comedy out at the marquee, but it doesn’t seem to be poised to open strongly, especially with so many adults opting for repeat viewings of last week’s champ from Disney-Pixar, Brave.