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‘Ted” Sets Box Office Record

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. 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 …

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‘Brave’ Extends Pixar’s Winning Streak

Brave, continuing Pixar’s unblemished record of opening its movies at No. 1, also scored the second-highest June opening for an animated pic after Pixar’s Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million). Overseas, the Disney/Pixar title debuted to $13.5 million in 10 markets. The weekend brought disappointing results for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Costing $68 …

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Cruise Crushed By Madagascar

Cruise’s “Rock Of Ages” took a beating at the domestic box office over Father’s Day weekend, narrowly beatingAdam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy” as both performed dismally in their debuts. Instead, it was holdovers “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and “Prometheus” that continued to top the chart, staying at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively …

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Snow White Becomes The Fairest Of Them All

Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman has succeeded in winning over moviegoers, topping the domestic box office with a better-than-expected $56.3 million and opening to $95.6 million worldwide. Sony’s Men in Black 3 won the weekend overseas, however, grossing a strong $79.1 million in its sophomore session for a worldwide total of $387.7 million …

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‘Avengers’ Sinks ‘Battleship’

Universal and Hasbro Entertainment’s big-budget Battleship barely left port in its North American launch, grossing a dismal $25.3 million. That’s well below the anticipated $35 million to $40 million that Universal and director Peter Berg were hoping for. Battleship, designed to put the studio squarely in the tentpole game, cost at least $209 million to produce, …

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