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Box Office Report: 'Ted' Earns Record $54.1 Mil; 'Magic Mike' Sizzles With $39.2 Mil


Smashing records and setting off early holiday fireworks, Seth MacFarlane's Ted debuted to a massive $54.1 million at the domestic box office -- the best showing ever for an original R-rated comedy. It wasn't the only R-rated winner of the weekend. Steven Soderbergh's male striptease dramedy Magic Mike likewise overperformed in a big way, grossing $39.2 million. It's the first time in history that two R-rated movies opened north of $20 million on the same weekend.


Box Office Report: 'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' Almost Tie on Friday, Both Wildly Overperform

Ted / Magic Mike

"Ted" earns $20.2 million, while "Magic Mike" earns $19.4 million; Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" does good business with $10.3 million. The box office surged Friday as Ted and Magic Mike scored some of the best numbers ever for the R-rated comedy genre. Tyler Perry's more tame Madea's Witness Protection also did good business.


Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ Opens Strong On FX, Boosts ‘Wilfred’ & ‘Louie’

Charlie Sheen in "Anger Management"

Anger Management ranked as cable’s most-watched primetime scripted comedy series premiere in total viewers and 18-49, eclipsing Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne on TBS, which opened with a 5.2 million. Like House Of Payne, which grew to 5.8 million for the second episode of its two-episode premiere, Anger Management gained too, averaging 5.74 million total viewers and 2.89 million adults 18-49s for its 9:30 PM episode.


Tyler Perry tops list of highest paid men in entertainment; ‘Bachelor Pad’ winners revealed

Tyler Perry tops list of highest paid men in entertainment; ‘Bachelor Pad’ winners revealed

Tyler Perry is the highest paid man in entertainment according to yet another list in the endless parade of Forbes lists. He earned $130 million between May of 2010 and May of 2011, ranking him ahead of Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Simon Cowell. In a bit of gender irony, Perry collected some of that cash by dressing up as a woman: Madea.


A VERY GOOD FRIDAY: #1 'Rio' Soars, #2 'Madea' Mans Up, #3 'Elephants' Steps Up

A VERY GOOD FRIDAY: #1 'Rio' Soars, #2 'Madea' Mans Up, #3 'Elephants' Steps Up

Twentieth Century Fox's Rio 3D may be about a bird, but Friday numbers show "it's holding like a rock," a studio exec just emailed me. Lionsgate's latest in Tyler Perry's franchise, Madea's Big Happy Family, looks soft compared to his others but it's not in very wide release and and its per screen average of $4,620 was the best of all the top-grossing pictures Friday... But overperforming is Fox's Water For Elephants based on Sara Gruen's best-selling book and written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Francis Lawrence.


Critics Consensus: Water for Elephants Is A Little Soapy

Critics Consensus: Water for Elephants Is A Little Soapy

This week at the movies we've got a big-top romance (Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson); a maternal fixer (Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, starring Loretta Devine and Bow Wow), and familial felines (African Cats, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson). What do the critics have to say? Nowadays, the word "melodrama" is mostly used pejoratively, but it wasn't always so: melodramas were the stock-in-trade of great directors like George Cukor and Douglas Sirk.


'For Colored Girls' wins for best film at NAACP Image Awards

Tyler Perry's drama "For Colored Girls" was named best film of 2010 Friday evening at the NAACP Image Awards. The film also won outstanding director for Perry and supporting actress for Kimberly Elise.


Tyler Perry earns 19 Image Award nominations

Perry earned 19 nods Wednesday, including best director for "For Colored Girls" and best screenplay for "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"


Janet Jackson gets 'Married' again

Actress-singer set for Tyler Perry comedy sequel -- Janet Jackson will reprise her role in Tyler Perry's comedy sequel "Why Did I Get Married Too."


Tyler Perry's 'Madea Goes To Jail' #1

Tyler Perry's 'Madea Goes To Jail' #1

So writer/director/actor/producer Perry is heading for his biggest branded film ever as Lionsgate's Madea Goes To Jail opened #1 Friday to $14.7 million domestic from 2,032 theaters. The PG-13 laffer could come close to $40M for this Oscar weekend.


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