British Box Office Report: Ted Rises Over The Dark Knight

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Oh, those crazy Brits.

They drive on the left side of the road, they drink A LOT of tea and they prefer foul-mouthed stuffed animals to soul-searching superheros.

Indeed, in its first weekend of release in Great Britain, Ted actually out-earned The Dark Knight Rises... but a wide margin!

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Official Dark Night Rises Teaser Poster

The Seth MacFarlane-penned comedy more than doubled the haul of Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment, raking in £9.3 million to 4.3 million for The Dark Knight Rises. (Please don't ask us to convert those pounds to dollars.)

In the Caped Crusader's defense, of course, it had already been open in England for two weeks and has still brought in over £40 million in just 17 days. In the U.S. meanwhile, The Dark Knight Rises remains number-one.

Let's take a look at the top five box office hits in Great Britain from this past weekend:

  1. Ted: £9.3m
  2. The Dark Knight Rises: £4.3m
  3. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: £1.5m
  4. Ice Age: Continental Drift: £1.2m
  5. Dr Seuss' The Lorax: £856,003

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The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

Bruce Wayne: You are in deep with the wrong people.
Selina Kyle: You don't know a thing about me.

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