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Early Reports: Looks like Muppets will be #2 (next to Twilight)

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by dwmckim, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I have nothing but utter contempt and loathing for Twilight. A series that glamourizes the worst memes and attitudes of our broken society. But you know, at my theatre(I live in yuppy soccer mom suburbia...as much as I woulda liked to see the movie at a hipster/bohemian college crowd place) hardly ANYONE was going to see twilight or happy feet. It was "yeah I need 5 tickets for the Muppets", "2 for the muppets please"...it was people all giddy and grinning coming out of the muppet theater. 2 year olds, 80 year olds. it was grand
  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    If there wasn't a no profanity rule on this forum I'd have a thing or two to say on Twilight. :mad:
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Heh...I kind of like the no swearing rule...forces us to be creative. Frelling heck!

    But the ONLY positive thing about Twilight: its getting people(mostly younger girls) to read. And thats good. The advent of reading for fun seems to be a dying past time.

    Unlike Harry Potter, there doesnt seem to be a celebration of imagination or any good messages in the series. I could be wrong tho
  5. Well it's GoshDang Bent Salami.
    That's what it is. I wrote enough profanity on that comment board to satisfy me. Especially towards that one idiot who wrote that the Muppets were "glorified toddler toys", That really lit a fire under me.
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just think it glorifies bad writing. It's just all around bad, and the acting is wooden. not comedically wooden. It's a lame sex fantasy and nothing more.

    But HAH! The pathetic opening of Arthur Christmas makes me happy. It only did 0.8 million better than a movie that opened a month ago, Puss in Boots. While I am all amped up to see Aardman's Stop motion Pirate movie, I did lose respect for this with this one. The plot is straight out of the Disney special Prep and Landing, references to Bush policy (No Child left Behind, huh? Got any dimple chad jokes you wanna get in there too?), and the highly predictable clumsy loser winds up saving the day cliche. Not to mention those are the ugliest character designs I've ever seen, especially the elves. Does everyone have to have a huge, red nose?

    Still, it's only just the Wednesday estimates. Hopefully it can keep that fire going all weekend long so we can REALLY say that the Muppets are back.
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  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Which, pushes and celebrates the bad contemporary memes and body/mental attitudes too many young girls fall into in America. Being spoiled, cold acting young women, only thinking beefcake bad boys are attractive, the blurring of good and evil.
    I mean as much as I dislike the current crop of kids cgi/cgi-live action hybrids, at least its not aggressively pushing too many destructive brainwashing tropes.
    Heck, I have to say I actually didnt cringe too much from the chipmunks 3 trailer(til the very last moment)
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  8. Narpin

    Narpin Member

    ...wish I could say the same. I was at a 7:40 pm show at one of the busiest theaters in the suburban Philly area and the theater was half empty.

    I turned to my friend and said, 'This doesn't bode well on opening night".


    Still, even if it does a disappointing opening weekend, the reviews are stellar and I could see positive word of mouth being a huge boost.
  9. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

    This just means we need to see the movie a few extra times! ;)
  10. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    We can't garuntee whether or not it will be number two until the end of the weekend. Either way it's getting critical acclaim and 2 is always better than 3. :batty:
  11. smalltimecrook

    smalltimecrook Well-Known Member

    If it takes the estimated $50M over the holiday weekend and is only beaten to the number 1 slot by one of the most commercially successful movie franchises in recent cinema history, that is by no extent of the imagination a disappointing opener, but incredibly good news for Muppet fans everywhere.
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  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris barely made any money the first few weeks...its now gone on to be one of the biggest grossing films of the year.
  13. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    The idea of Twilight coming out ahead of the Muppets sickens me. I knew it was a foregone conclusion, but it doesn't make it any less annoying. But I look at it this way. Ten years from now no one will remember Twilight while the Muppets will still be chugging along winning new fans and entertaining old ones.
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  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Shoot, I wouldnt date a girl who liked Twilight. Just rubs me the wrong way (the whole franchise) ...I mean what is the point of it? I mean we know what Harry Potter represents. We know what LOTR represents. What is the nuts and bolts of Twilight? I just dont see the appeal, and I actually sometimes love novels of love, macabre themes and similar stuff
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hmm...Twilight hating is way too easy.

    But its a little unfair to say its a lame sex fantasy, when there is literally no sex until the forth movie, and even then its after marriage (something that should be respected from a modern movie in a Hollywood that usually relies of sex-sells).

    Don't forget that when the book/movie first came out, it was quite a unique twist on A. Vampire movies and B. Boy-meets-Girl movies. It is only with the subsequent over-saturization of young-adult novels and tv shows filled with vampires, werewolves and inappropriate romances that the premise of the 'original' Twilight was weakened.

    Now I sure hate that every shop has something Twilight themed (Packlunch boxes, calendars, t-shirts, posters, etc). My friend and I always buy each other the MOST ridiculous merch from that franchise as a joke.

    But the original book, the storylines, and the 'world' of Twilight are still things that I am a fan of. Its an interesting story about restraint, obsession, the meaning of love and finding 'the one'. (Even though I'm a Jacob shipper...)
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  16. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Well-Known Member


    Estimates went down from 7.3 to 6.6, sadly.

    Don't panic! It's a Wednesday, and the number was going to be predictably low. (don't listen to idiots at DHD, they have no idea what they're talking about)

    Thursday should be on this level, making for 12-13 million. Friday is the telling day, that's when you know whether or not this film sinks or swims. WOM looks to be good, so legs hopefully will show from there.
  17. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    No worries, this film will be a success.
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  18. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    My friend and I are going to see it tomorrow. I may see it Saturday night again. Anything to help out. <3
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Same here! Im going to the biggest busiest mall in my whole area with friends, getting as crazy muppet nerd dressed as I can, and seeing it at night there. If anything, I'll get some odd looks and hopefully meet some cool people...and hopefully get to see it with an enthusiastic vocal audience without problem children
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  20. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Well-Known Member

    It's already earned more than Muppets From Space. But so most things make more money than MFS.

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