Weekend Box Office: “Ice Age 4” opens OK, “Ted” holds well

Mark Wahlberg and a foul-mouthed teddy bear star in Seth MacFarlane's "Ted," which is fast becoming one of the summer's best box office successes.“Ice Age: Continental Drift” opened to $46m in the top slot at the box office this weekend, a solid-but-unimpressive figure that puts it well below this summer’s prior kiddie tent-poles, “Madagascar 3: Escape to Africa” and “Brave.” Whether or not the animated film ends up regarded as a domestic success or failure will largely depend on its legs. And speaking of legs, Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated teddy bear comedy “Ted” held like a beast this weekend, dropping just 31 percent. It has grossed a whopping $159m thus far (on a $50 million budget), meaning it should cross the coveted $200m threshold. That’s the first non-sequel R-rated comedy to pull off such a feat since 2009’s “The Hangover.” Get ready for “Ted 2.”

Here is the full top 10 chart for your perusal:

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 “Ice Age: Continental Drift” $46.0M $11,853 $46.0M
2 “The Amazing Spider-Man” $35.0M $8,106 $200.9M
3 “Ted” $22.1M $6,705 $159.0M
4 “Brave” $10.7M $3,153 $195.6M
5 “Magic Mike” $9.0M $2,922 $91.9M
6 “Savages” $8.7M $3,315 $31.5M
7 “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” $5.6M $2,794 $55.6M
8 “Katy Perry: Part of Me” $3.7M $1,367 $18.6M
9 “Moonrise Kingdom” $3.7M $3,963 $32.4M
10 “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” $3.5M $1,532 $203.7M

Source: Box Office Mojo