Raunch Rules! R-Rated ‘Ted’ $52.5M And ‘Magic Mike’ $38M Weekends; ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’ So-So; ‘People Like Us’ Stillborn


June 29-July 1 Weekend Actuals

1. Ted (Universal) NEW [3,239 Theaters] R
Friday $20.6M, Saturday $17.9M, Sunday $16.0M, Weekend $54.4M

2. Magic Mike (Warner Bros) NEW [2,930 Theaters] R
Friday $19.4M, Saturday $11.4M, Sunday $8.4M, Weekend $39.1M

3. Brave 3D (Pixar/Disney) Week 2 [4,164 Theaters] PG
Friday $10.4M, Saturday $13.3M, Sunday $10.4M, Weekend $34.1M (-49%), Cume $131.8M

4. Madea’s Witness Protection (Tyler Perry/Lionsgate) NEW

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NBC’s ‘Ready For Love’ Signs IATSE Pact

By | Saturday June 30, 2012 @ 9:52pm PDT

NBC’s Ready For Love matchmaking show is now under IATSE contract after coming to terms to avoid a threatened work stoppage, according to the union’s Facebook page. The union said producer Ticking Time Productions has signed an agreement … Read More »

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Quentin Tarantino, ‘Iron Man 3′, ‘The Hobbit’, ‘Pacific Rim’, Juice Comic-Con Saturday

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage. This year’s event runs July 12-15.

Ever since 20th Century Fox showed the naked wrestling scene from Borat a few years ago at Comic-Con, the convention has been a lot stricter about R-rated clips, and companies like The Weinstein Co. and Lionsgate have scheduled off-site events for edgier genre fare such as Machete and the later Saw sequels. But when an icon of pop culture asks for a panel at the biggest pop-cultureDjango Unchained convention, well, you give Quentin Tarantino a Saturday slot in Hall H to show Django Unchained clips. Cast members who’ll attend were not announced in the Saturday lineup posted today. That may mean they probably don’t know if Jamie Foxx’s schedule will allow it for sure (last time I remember him coming down was for Stealth. Remember that one?). Similarly, the special guests for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 panel also remain anonymous so far, though I’ll be amazed if Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t show up, as he tends to make appearances every year. Expect that Marvel panel to also show something for Thor 2, and maybe make a more formal announcement about Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and the Russo brothers’ Captain America sequel.

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The Warner Bros-Legendary panel is shaping up as the must-see of the show, with footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zack Snyder’s Superman movie Man Of Steel the obvious draws, and Pacific Rim (aka Guillermo del Toro’s “giant fucking monsters against giant fucking robots”) likely to please. Rumors have been circulating that there may be another giant monster in the house, as Legendary has a Godzilla remake in the pipeline. Read More »

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Elizabeth Mitchell Joins J.J. Abrams-Eric Kripke NBC Series ‘Revolution’ As Regular

By | Saturday June 30, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lost alumna Elizabeth Mitchell is reuniting with the ABC drama’s co-creator/executive producer JJ Abrams. Mitchell is joining Abrams/Eric Kripke’s upcoming NBC series Revolution as a regular. The action drama, which landed NBC’s marquee post-The Voice time slot, follows … Read More »

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Olympics Trials Easily Win Night For NBC

By | Saturday June 30, 2012 @ 11:39am PDT

NBC SportsNBC dominated Friday evening with NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which swept the night’s six half-hours in 18-49 demos and total viewers and represented the No. 1 and No. 2 shows of the night in both categories. From 8-9 p.m. ET, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Swimming Finals (1.5/6 in adults 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) delivered NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since October 8, 2010 (Dateline NBC, 1.6) and biggest overall viewer total in the hour since March 2, 2012 (Who Do You Think You Are?, 7.369 million). U.S. Olympic Team Trials led the hour among repeats on ABC (Shark Tank 1.1/5 in 18-49, 4.23 million total viewers) CBS (Undercover Boss, 1.0/4, 4.74 million) and Fox (House, 0.5/2, 1.84 million) in all key ratings categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

From 9-11 p.m. ET the Gymnastics Women’s Qualifying trials (2.3/8 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall) generated the highest 18-49 rating for NBC in the time period since February 26, 2010 (Vancouver Winter Olympics, 6.9) and biggest overall viewership in the slot since March 25, 2011 (Dateline, 8.150 million). The U.S. Olympic Team Trials led the time period beating ABC (20/20, 1.0/4, 4.26 million) CBS (CSI:NY, 0.8/3, 4.66 million) and Fox (Bones, 0.5/2, 2.14 million) in all key ratings categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. In the 10-11PM hour NBC also surpassed ABC (20/20, 1.1/4, 4.5 million) and a CBS repeat (Blue Bloods, 0.7/2, 5.2 million). Read More »

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Netflix, Other Web-Based Services Interrupted By Storms In East

By | Saturday June 30, 2012 @ 10:41am PDT

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest services in the Northeast were interrupted last night when Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in Northern Virginia went offline because of severe thunderstorms, Forbes reports. Amazon EC2 servers handle web traffic for … Read More »

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Deadline Advisory: Nellie Leaving Town

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 8:38pm PDT

Deadline’s indefatigable TV Editor Nellie Andreeva will be on vacation out of the country with her family from Monday, July 2nd, until Monday, July 23th. (She will cover the Emmy nominations inbetween.) If humanly possible, please refrain from phoning, emailing, or texting her during this period. She deserves some … Read More »

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‘Elysium’ Brings Jodie Foster To Comic-Con As Movies Rub Elbows With TV Series

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage. This year’s event runs July 12-15.

Comic-ConJodie Foster at Comic-Con? Absolutely believe it. She and Matt Damon will be part of a panel that day for Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, which launched its initial ad campaign at Comic-Con (“this restroom is for humans only”) a year before actually showing footage there that really hyped things up. This is the biggest unknown quantity announced so far, the “we didn’t even know to be excited about it yet” item that could end up being the big-buzz item a la 300 (or, ahem, Sucker Punch). This news emerged today as Comic-Con continued its day-by-day rollout of what’s in store this year, releasing its schedule for Friday July 13. Elysium is surrounded on the Sony panel by Total Recall (they gave that a big push last year, and movies about to open seem less interesting to Con-goers) and Looper, which got a great reaction at Wondercon. Screen Gems’ latest Resident Evil sequel, which shared space with Looper and The Amazing Spider-Man at Wondercon, gets a panel all to itself, featuring all the usual regulars from the movies plus Michelle Rodriguez, somehow returning despite being killed in the first film. Read More »

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Fox Pilot ‘Guilty’ Extends Options On Actors As The Network Mulls Pickup For Fall 2013

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 7:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Legal drama pilot Guilty is staying in contention at Fox as the studio behind it, Warner Bros. TV, has moved on to extend the options on four actors, including star Cuba Gooding Jr. Pilots that are kept alive post-upfronts … Read More »

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Lifetime Relegates Bristol Palin’s Reality Series To 11 PM

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 7:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was two and out of primetime for Lifetime‘s new reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp. After two dismal airings, the cable network has pulled the show from its Tuesday 10 PM slot, relegating it to 11 … Read More »

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Disney Developing Marvel Animated Movie

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 6:17pm PDT

Walt Disney Animation Studios is in early development with Marvel on an animated feature film based on the comic book series Big Hero 6. This one hit the rumor mill and the studio acknowledged … Read More »

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Jason Katims Inks New Deal With Universal TV, Hires Michelle Lee As Development Exec

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 5:31pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Katims, the Emmy-winning writer-executive producer behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, has extended his relationship with the studio behind both series, Universal Television, in a new overall deal. Under the two-year pact, Katims will continue as … Read More »

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AMPTP, Basic Crafts Unions Announce Tentative Three-Year Contract

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 5:20pm PDT

June 29, 2012 – The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Basic Crafts Unions announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. The Basic Crafts Unions are Teamsters, Local No. 399, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 40, Plumbers, Local No. 78, Studio Utility Employees, Local No. 724, and Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, Local No. 755. The terms of the settlement will be subject to ratification by members at a later date.

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‘Unforgettable’ Will Return To CBS With 13-Episode Order For Summer 2013

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 5:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Unforgettable Renewed CBSEXCLUSIVE: Unforgettable lives! CBS has picked up the procedural starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, which was cancelled in May after one season, with a 13-episode order targeted for next summer.

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ESPN’s UEFA Euro Semifinals Up 46%

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:57pm PDT

ESPN presentation of the UEFA EURO 2012 semifinal matches on Wednesday and Thursday was seen by an average of 1.907 million viewers, an increase of 46 percent compared to the two semifinals watched by 1.307 million viewers

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Co-Host Erin Andrews Leaving ESPN

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:49pm PDT

After being with the sports network for eight years, Erin Andrews is leaving ESPN. The sports network’s VP of Communications Josh Krulewitz tweet this afternoon that “Erin Andrews leaving ESPN. She did great work for … Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 2

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Four weeks into its freshman run, I’ve learned that A&E’s new drama series Longmire has been renewed for a second season. The Western-flavored series starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff premiered with 4.1 million total viewersRead More »

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Max Winkler & Matt Spicer Adapting ‘The Coward’

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:20pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Max Winkler and Matt Spicer are on board for The Coward. The duo will co-write the adaptation of Nick Jones’ comic play about … Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Rob McEntegart Leaving To Start Own Company

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 2:45pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that Lionsgate’s well liked and highly respected Senior Executive Vice President of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Rob McEntegart, will be leaving that studio in the next few weeks. ”His departure follows a planned transition period and … Read More »

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