I refuse to panic, for a couple of reasons: (1) Quite simply, this is an excellent movie. I'll say more in the review I plan to post when I have more time, but it's a significant upgrade on TM2011 in many respects - smart, funny, well-paced, fabulous music, terrific visuals, expertly-produced and edited, engaging story and tons of great surprises. I expect the MMW word-of-mouth to create some post-Divergent buzz (especially with no significant competition arriving in theatres for the next couple of weeks). (2) I saw it in a theatre Saturday afternoon with about 30-35 other people (although I admit that Mrs. Otter and I were responsible for bringing 15 of those people along, via a church-youth-group road trip) and the grand majority of us - adults, kids, everyone in between - had a blast. On the bus ride home, a 30-something friend of mine who had never seen a Muppet movie said he was impressed that he didn't have to be a huge Muppet fan to enjoy it - which might say more about this movie's success as a film than any review or box-office numbers. (3) It finished second. SECOND. Not eighth. Not tenth. SECOND. Disney can justifiably roll out the "#1 comedy in America" or "#1 family movie in America" ads as it did with the last movie. Every little bit will help here. (4) We're grumbling about people going to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman (ironically, another Ty Burrell movie) but consider this: That film debuted at #2 and overtook the 300 sequel for #1 a week later. You can't convince me that MMW isn't a good enough movie to do that to Divergent, or at least come a closer second, especially considering the lousy reviews Divergent has been getting. Keep the faith, folks. This is not John Carter or The Lone Ranger. This is an excellent, high-quality movie that proves the Muppets deserve to continue appearing in new productions. If it finishes at $50-$60 million, which it should, it will still be one of the highest-grossing movies in franchise history. Just remember Bobo in Muppets From Space: "Baby steps...baby steps..."