1 July 2012 10:26 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Who had more money thrown at him this weekend? A bong-smoking teddy bear with a bad attitude or Channing Tatum in a sparkly G-string?

Surprisingly, the stuffed animal proved the victor! Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, earned an impressive $54.1 million out of 3,239 theaters during its debut weekend—the third-best debut ever for an R rated comedy behind the openings of The Hangover Part II ($85.9 million) and Sex and the City ($57 million) — and the best debut ever for an original comedic storyline.

What went right? According to Universal’s President of Domestic Distribution, »


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