Box Office Milestone: 'Ted' Crosses $300 Million Overseas, Fueled by Japan

Pamela McClintock
February 2, 2013
Box Office Milestone: 'Ted' Crosses $300 Million Overseas, Fueled by Japan

Japan has fallen hard for Seth MacFarlane's raunchy teddy bear

On Friday -- seven months after it first launched in theaters -- Universal's R-rated comedy Ted jumped the $300 million mark at the international box office, bringing the film's worldwide total to $519.3 million.

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The $300 million milestone was reached thanks to Japan, Ted's final market.

Ted, directed by MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, has topped the Japanese box office for two weeks in a row, earning $15.5 million to become the top grossing R-rated comedy of all time in that country.

Even before its debut in Japan, Ted was the second top grossing R-rated comedy in history behind The Hangover Part II ($581.5 million). Internationally, Ted isn't far behind the $327 million earned overseas by the Hangover sequel.

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