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Ted 2 debuts with $32.9 million but trails Jurassic World and Inside Out in US

Ted 2

Story by Jack Foley

COMEDY sequel Ted 2 has debuted with $32.9 million at the US box office but trailed in the wake of box office juggernauts Jurassic World and Inside Out.

The Seth MacFarlane-Mark Wahlberg follow-up struggled to make the expected impact largely because of the continuing success of Universal’s dinosaurs and Pixar’s magic.

Costing $68 million to produce, Ted 2 was projected to hit around $50 million but came in nearly 40% behind the $54.4 million launch of Ted in summer 2012.

That meant that the box office once again belonged to Jurassic World, which narrowly pipped Inside Out to top spot with $54.2 million in its third outing. The film has now hit $500 million in the US alone, becoming only the fifth film to earn that much domestically behind The Dark Knight ($534.9 million), The Avengers ($623.4 million), Titanic ($658.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million).

Internationally, the Chris Pratt movie took a further $82.5 million from 66 markets for a global haul of $1.238 billion, stomping past Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) to become the eighth highest grossing film of all time (not accounting for inflation).

Pixar’s Inside Out also continued to perform really well, taking $52.2 million in its sophomore weekend to bring its US total to $184.9 million. That meant the film is well on course to become one of Pixar’s highest grossers, as well as one of its most critically acclaimed.

So, the US top three places were occupied by Jurassic World, Inside Out and Ted 2, which left another of the week’s new releases, the canine drama Max (about a dog suffering from PTSD), to occupy fourth with $12.2 million.

Melissa McCarthy’s action comedy Spy rounded out the top five with $7.8 million for a new US total of $88.4 million. Worldwide, the spy spoof has now earned $195 million.

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