Who thought that the success of the Hangover could ever be matched or in this case, surpassed. Moviegoers are proving exactly what researchers claim: In the event of hard times, people seek to laugh to get their minds off of their everyday problems. With the economy being so bad the last few years, it obviously doesn’t have an effect on people opting to pay for a good laugh at the theaters. Hangover, Hangover II, Bridesmaids, Due Date, Horrible Bosses, and now Ted are all comedies that have proving to make hundreds of millions in the theaters during hard times.
Seth MacFarlane’s Ted has become Universal’s highest grossing film of 2012. The studio announced Yesterday that MacFarlane’s film has crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office to become the highest grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. The milestone beat Hangover’s $467.4 million earned globally.
Hangover II still is the number one R-rated comedy of all time, which made $581.5 million worldwide. Ted has grossed $218.7 in USA and $281.4 internationally, totaling a little over $500 million.
Ted stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and MacFarlane, who voices the role of the naughty teddy bear.