Disney made the announcement during a conference call today.
Universal's Ted is on fire internationally. The raunchy comedy is on pace for $32 million from 2,380 locations in 20 territories, pushing its total overseas to $77 million. Ted's worldwide total is now $280.4 million.
Key stats from Universal:
o The film had opened in 10 new territories this week and had number one openings in the U.K. and Ireland, Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine. Ted also opened in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia and the early numbers are fantastic.
o The U.K. grossed $14.3 million at 508 dates (our widest opening ever). Ted's opening in the U.K. is Universal's 3rd biggest ever behind Bridget Jones 2 and King Kong.
o Germany's No. 1 opening grossed $7.4 million at 449 dates, which is the best opening for Universal in 2012.
o Russia opened No. 1 and set the record as the biggest opening of a Hollywood comedy with an estimated $5.5 million at 630 dates.
o Austria opened with an outstanding $1.5 million at 76 dates.
o Ted still has 38 territories to open over the next few months. Next weekend we release the film in Bulgaria, Finland, Israel, Norway and Spain.