This weekend at AMC Theatres the movies were all about magic.
Whether it was a teddy bear come to life in an outrageous grown-up comedy, the magical dance-styling’s of “Mike” in the Channing Tatum vehicle (inspired by events in the actors own life) or the tale of a “Brave” young girl who must overcome a curse she accidently inflicted on her family on her path to her own destiny – all three top films were infused with a bit of original storytelling magic.
Number one at the box office was “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane’s live-action feature film directorial debut “Ted” which earned an impressive $54.1 million. The R-rated buddy/teddy comedy was followed closely “Magic Mike,” director Steven Soderbergh's male stripping movie based on star Channing Tatum’s time as an erotic dancer in his youth which came in at an estimated $39.1 million. Dinsney-Pixar’s animated adventure “Brave” came in third with $34 million.
Fourth and fifth place went to “Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection” with $26.3 million and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" with $11.8 million.
It will be interesting to see how the original content that dominated this week holds up when Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man” opens in AMC Theatres this Tuesday, July 3rd.