Box Office Milestone: 'Ted' Crosses $300 Million Overseas, Fueled by Japan
Seth MacFarlane's R-rated comedy has now earned $519.3 million worldwide; Japan is the film's final market.
Japan has fallen hard for Seth MacFarlane's raunchy teddy bear.
On Friday -- seven months after it 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.
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.