‘Ted’ Instant Success At The Box Office and As A Sex Symbol [PHOTOS]

July 2nd, 2012 // Leave a Comment
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The raunchy R-rated comedy co-written and directed by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, far surpassed anyone’s expectations at the box office this weekend. The comedy revolves around John (Mark Wahlberg) and his stuffed bear who was brought to life when he was a child after he wished it could be his friend… However many years later, we find ourselves peeking in on the lives of John, his bear Ted, and his smokin’ hot girlfriend of four years Lori (Mila Kunis).

The absurd plot line seems to have taken to American audiences. Ted earned the third largest R-rated opening weekend of all time. The film earned $2.62 million at the midnight premiere, but the real kicker is Friday, when the film grossed $20.2 million, and according to Box Office Mojo, it was the largest first day opening for an original R-rated comedy, ever. According to CNN.comThe Hangover Part II earned $85.9 million it’s opening weekend, Sex and the City earned $57 million and Ted, out of left field, earned $54.1 million!

Not only did this movie create buzz at the box office, it also created a fan following in a certain community. Read on to find out how the newest sex symbol got their start in this movie.

Ted, the large and life-like stuffed bear, John’s (innappropriate) best friend, can now add sex symbol to his resume.

It seems the “plushie” community (those that have a sexual fetish for stuffed animals) have crowned Ted the successor to fan favorite Alf. One website has already contacted director (and voice of the stuffed animal) in hopes of acquiring rights to use Ted as their new mascot, TMZ reported.

Apparently the letter stated, “Not since Alf has there been this kind of excitement over a stuffed animal.” And they went on to say, “We are very serious and would like to engage in talks with you at your earliest convenience.”

Personally, I don’t see why not! The movie, having already made $54.1 million, has already surpassed it’s $50 million in production costs in just the first weekend. Why not capitalize on peoples’ love for the bear, Ted? If this article still doesn’t have you convinced to see the movie, I would suggest checking out the R-rated trailer, that gives you a much better idea what the movie is about than the one suitable for the general audiences.

By Alyssa Clough

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