While I appreciate the NYTimes giving the Muppets a high-profile article, many of the facts are contrived or just plain wrong. Tough Pigs artfully goes through many of the discrepancies, yet I still wondered what the 6 Muppet movie box office actuals would be when adjusted for 2011 ticked prices. Here's what I got for the totals. FILM/ORIGINAL B.O./ 2011 ADJUSTED TMM: $ 65,200,000 / $ 208,068,526 GMC: $ 31,206,251 / $ 89,914,414 MTM: $ 25,534,703 / $ 60,872,908 MCC: $ 27,281,507 / $ 52,656,595 MTI: $ 34,327,391 / $ 62,208,688 MFS: $ 16,625,807 / $ 26,215,101 TOTAL: $ 200,175,659 / $ 499,936,232 (a half-billion dollars!) (based on 2011 average over-all average ticket price $8.01) I must point out that the Times claims that the last 5 Muppet pictures together didn't take in as much as Toy Story 3 did in its first 5 days. That's comparing apples and cannonballs! TS3 is the 9nth biggest film of all time, grossing $415,004,880. Not many films do that! It also commanded a heftier 3D ticket price. Its first 5 days TS3 made $141,036,487 compared to the last 5 Muppet films' unadjusted domestic take of $134,975659. The actual adjusted domestic for those 5 pictures is $291,867,706. Nonetheless, a cockeyed comparison. Any picture, taking in account that it's not some big budget sci-fi adventure, that makes over $50 million at the domestic box office is still considered a hit. That's what causes MFS to be the only "flop" in this little model, but rest made enough bank and we're not even talking overseas or the lucrative home video market. The NYTimes has a thing or two to learn about the Muppets, but I thank them for inspiring me to investigate the facts. Aren't you glad to have them now too?