Following a strong international showing this weekend, Deadline is reporting that the Universal/Media Rights Capital comedy Ted has now become the No. 1 highest grossing R-rated original comedy of all time internationally. The film opened either at No. 1 or No. 2 this weekend in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Ted has now grossed an estimated $469 million topping the previous record holder, Warner Bros.’ The Hangover, which gained $467.5 million worldwide.
co-wrote, directed and starred in the film alongside Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Ted is now open in 44 international territories with 4 more to come. The film has been playing domestically for 16 weeks.
This is just one facet in a slew of good news for MacFarlane, who recently was tapped to host the 85th Academy Awards and is developing another new television series for Fox.