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TED remains top of Aussie box office

Mon July 16, 2012 8:01pm

TED, a comedy about a pot-smoking bear, remained top of the Australian box office for the second consecutive weekend.

In its second week of release in Australia, TED took in nearly $7 million nationally, down slightly from the previous weekend but still nearly double any other movie, according to figures from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift rose one spot to No.2, swapping places with The Amazing Spider-Man.

There were no other changes in the top seven, while British film Hysteria made a healthy debut in eighth spot, despite its limited release.

Cocktail, a Bollywood romantic comedy, made its debut at No.9 despite playing on only 16 screens.

The Australian film Not Suitable For Children, about a young playboy who learns he is about to become infertile, failed to crack the top 10 in its first week, coming in 11th.

However, its average take of $3497 per screen compared favourably with most of the higher grossing films.

TOP 10 AT THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND:

1. TED - $6.703 million (Universal)

2. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - $3.990 million (Fox)

3. The Amazing Spider-Man - $3.674 million (Sony Pictures)

4. Brave - $1.945 million (Walt Disney)

5. Snow White and the Huntsman - $1.434 million (Universal)

6. Katy Perry: Part of Me - $615,909 (Paramount)

7. The Three Stooges - $601,124 (Fox)

8. Hysteria - $320,091 (Eone/Hopscotch)

9. Cocktail - $180,367 (Eros/Australia)

10. Prometheus - $164,293 (Fox).

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