The Weekend Winner is a weekly update here on Caught on Set. Every Monday we will post pictures from the set of the movie that wins the box office battle over the weekend.
Seth MacFarlane's first foray into the movie business has so far been a resounding success. The Family Guy creator's first film, Ted, won the box office battle over the weekend. By pulling in $54.1 million from 3,239 locations it became the highest opening original R-Rated comedy ever. From Boxofficemojo.com:
1 Ted $54,100,000
2 Magic Mike $39,155,000
3 Brave $34,011,000
4 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection $26,350,000
5 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $11,815,000
Congratulations Seth! What a great success. I haven't had a chance to see the movie yet, but the trailers look hilarious. Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis are a great pairing and look great too, which never hurts. I thought it would end up as the weekend's top box office draw, but I never thought they would pull in so much money. Ray Subers said it best, "After nearly two months of Summer movies targeted at younger audiences, this weekend served as a good reminder that adults like to go to the theater too." Indeed we do!