Winners and Losers at the Summer 2012 Box Office
Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron, 'The Avengers' and more
Winner: Seth MacFarlane
If anyone is ringing their hands for passing on a movie this summer it's 20th Century Fox. Seth MacFarlane has made a mint for Fox corporate with his "Family Guy" TV series, but the movie division decided to pass on his live action directorial debut. Universal Pictures jumped at the chance and were handsomely rewarded. "Ted" is one of the biggest comedy hits in history with $384 million worldwide on a production budget of just $50 million. And MacFarlane has every studio in town trying to get his next movie project. Something tells us Fox won't be at the top of his list.