Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 1st, 2012

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Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated Ted (read our review) topped the box office over the weekend, grossing an impressive $54 million. The Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis film now has the second best debut for an R-rated comedy (lagging behind The Hangover 2’s $85 million), and it is also the second biggest opening of Walhberg’s career, trailing in the $68 million slipstream of 2001’s misjudged Planet of the Apes.

The film nudges 2000’s The Perfect Storm into third place on the list of Walhberg’s movie openings.

The $50 million film should turn out to be very profitable for Universal over the coming weeks as it has little to no competition on the comedy front. The talking teddy movie should then go on to earn even more cash once it hits DVD.

Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper drama, Magic Mike (read our review) debuted in second place with a very respectable $39 million. The film carries a reported production budget of just $7 million, so it has already been hugely profitable. 2012 has been a great year for Channing Tatum, with both 21 Jump Street and The Vow crossing $100 million at the domestic box office. If Magic Mike shows legs then it is possible that it too will cross that century barrier, making it a hat-trick for the rising star.

Magic Mike Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: July 1st, 2012

Disney/Pixar’s Brave dropped to three, grossing another $34 million for a $131 million total gross. The film dipped 48% from last weekend’s launch – much less than the 60% drop from 2011’s Cars 2. The decline is just slightly more than 2010’s Toy Story 3, although that had the added bonus of opening to more than $110 million during its first weekend.

Tyler Perry’s latest Madea movie Madea’s Witness Protection should bank $26.3 million over the three days. The debut for the $20 million comedy is ahead of 2011’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, which opened to $25 million and topped out at $53 million. However, it is a far cry from the $41 million start of 2009’s Madea Goes to Jail, which ended its run with $90 million.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted will greet Monday morning with an estimated $11.8 million, a number which raises its cume to an impressive $180 million. It is now on track to surpass the $193 million franchise best of the original 2005 film.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter dipped over 63%, grossing just $6 million on its second weekend. The Tim Burton produced monster-mash has now accumulated $29 million, a figure which is less than half of its production budget.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus banked $4.9 million, raising its domestic total to $118 million. The $130 million film is now closing in on $300 million globally.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is doing good business. A $4.8 million weekend gross will see the quirky comedy raise its cume to $18 million. It is on track to become the second highest grossing film in Anderson’s career – behind the $52 million domestic gross of The Royal Tenenbaums.

Snow White & The Huntsman chopped up another $4.4 million worth of green for a total of just under $146 million. The Kristen Stewart/Chris Hemsworth/Charlize Theron fairy tale has grossed more than $300 million worldwide.

Alex Kurtzman’s People Like Us (read our review) failed to make much of an impression, grossing just $4.3 million from just over 2,000 theatres. The Chris Pine drama carries a slight $16 million budget, so it won’t be a financial disaster.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. *ted tops box office – meh, i still didn’t like the film.

    *magic mike’s 7 million dollar budget – this makes a LOT of sense to me. what i mean to say is, i never understand why movies produced on a simiar scale have like 3-10 times the budget of this. now, magic mike deserves a profit, if just for spending its money wisely.

    *channing tatum isn’t exactly daniel day lewis in terms of acting talent, but i think he’s better than what people give him credit for. i think he works best as a good guy with an edge of do.uche like here and 21 jump street. a clean cut babyface doesn’t suit his typical jock-like appearance.

    *abraham lincoln vampire hunter bombs – i am glad. now i can rest easy knowing that this ‘mashup’ nonsense likely won’t become a genre of its own in movies (which it would have, had it been successful and inevitably inspired lazy imitators). but its sad about some of the actors involved, they did a good job.

    • @Renji

      I don’t know what you mean by Tatum in 21 Jump Street. The only character who was kind of a d-bag was Jonah Hill’s. Tatum’s character (after the highschool beginning) was a completely good-hearted person in my opinion.

  2. So I guess it’s official that the avenger are out of the top ten. But damn did that have a immoressive run. I’m very interested to see how the amazing spiderman does because supposedly overseas it’s already made 50 million.

    And then if course the dark knight rises I wanna know how much it makes.

    I’m not too serious about te ‘comoetition’ between te avengers and tdkr but I am excited to see how it does.

    • I’m just glad they didn’t open against each other. That would have hurt each other quite frankly.

      • Oh man I absolutely agree. I’m very glad they didn’t open with each other and for that matter I’m happy they didn’t open within a month of each other. The avengers wouldn’t have mAde what they did and the dark knight wouldn’t have made as much it it’s going to.

  3. I would say Prometheus would make more money if more theatres around here had it for more then two weeks!!!!!!! I really want to see it and hope it gets a sequel.

  4. I think the only way I might pay to pay Ted in theaters is if they promised Mila Kunis nude… lol

  5. So 2 good films this year (John Carter and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; some would say 3 for Battleship but I havent seen it and probably wont) bombed….really dont understand that. And its funny because I thought the whole idea of AL:VH was retarded but I’m a huge supporter of the film now.

    Cant wait to see Ted, glad its doing good in the box office.


    Your comment about how Channing Tatum is a better actor than some people give him for made me laugh. Channing Tatum is a horrible actor, he ruined G.I.Joe and he has the acting scale of Kirsten Stewart.

    • Oh yeah ! …how about “The Eagle” ..lol probably on the list of the worst movie of all time

    • I agree with your assessment of Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter. My friend and I went into it with some decent expectations because of Wanted, and we both had fun with it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It doesn’t deserve to bomb by any means, and it’s a shame that so many people wrote it off without seeing it and showed their prejudice.

    • unlike Stewart, Tatum has improved!

  6. You guys are right,Channing Tatum is really bad. It baffles me how his movies and Kristen Stewart’s make tonnes of money

  7. Anyone think Steven Soderbergh should change his name?
    Every time I start reading a sentence that starts with his name, I think it’ll have something to do with Steven Spielberg… ;)
    Anywho, didn’t expect Ted or Magic Mike to top the animated features this weekend.
    Can’t wait for TASM later this week!

  8. i think if you make prometheus 2 over 2 hours excluding credits it could fit in more to the film. but i like the alien vs. predator better

  9. I`m only coming here because it`s the latest news about prometheus. Jesus Christ when`s there going to be another page about the film?

  10. I have been watching Magic Mike on my YouTube and I loved the movie of Magic Mike. I loved the way they perform all the dance routines in the movie of Magic Mike. I want to own this DVD so bad. I will watch non stop Magic Mike DVD all the time.