Just how big of a hit was Ted?
Well, short answer… huuuuuuuuuuuge.
Since opening in late June, the $50 million-budgeted R-rated comedy has grossed more than $450 million worldwide. Its onscreen leading man has proven he’s not only a “tough guy,” but a deft comic who can scrap with either Will Ferrell – in 2010’s The Other Guys – or a foul-mouthed teddy bear. And its offscreen leading man, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, is hosting the Oscars. So, long answer to, “How big of a hit was Ted?: Friggin’ huuuuuuuuuuuge.
But before the inevitable sequel, before the Oscars… heck before the season finale of The Cleveland Show, Ted is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. Universal officially announced today that the year’s No. 1 comedy will be released on Dec. 11 (with the rare extended unrated version that might actually deliver the naughty.)
Click below for a quick clip to remind you of all the sweet, fuzzy goodness.
There’s plenty of extras to boot, including a closer look at the Teddy Bear Scuffle, the scene that raised the bar for man-on-stuffed-bear action sequences; a joint commentary with MacFarlane, Wahlberg, and co-writer Alec Sulkin; and a three-part documentary on the making of the film, which hopefully will include how MacFarlane convinced Wahlberg that getting beat up by a stuffed animal would be a savvy career move after The Fighter and Contraband.
I’m so glad he signed on to become a Thunder Buddy. Here’s the original red, red, red-band trailer.