Box Office: 'Ted' beats 'Magic Mike' by a very narrow margin
It's eying a $52 million weekend, which will make it the top-opening R-rated comedy of all time, trumping even "The Hangover."
In the No. 2 slot is "Magic Mike," which pulled in $19.4 million -- though there's no word if that was handed over mostly in singles. Given the fact that Warner Bros. bought the movie rights for only $7 million, it's an impressive haul, due mostly to the fact that droves of women bought advance tickets to see Matt Bomer in a thong.
It's also worth noting that "Ted's" per-theater average was only $7 more than "Magic Mike's."
Disney/Pixar's "Brave" came in third place, with "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" debuting at No. 4 with a respectable $10.3 million. Rounding out the Top 5 was "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."