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Muppets Most Wanted Box Office Numbers

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by goldenstate5, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Well-Known Member

    And I'll agree, once again, that it is an incorrect assessment. You have a nice day as well. And don't feel obligated to continue to read or reply to my posts on this subject. Honestly, I'm not concerned.
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The last thing I feel is obligated to reply to anything on this board. I reply to stuff because I WANT to.

    You need to not get so upset because someone disagrees with your assessment.
  3. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Well-Known Member

    Terrific. You have a nice day as well, and I mean that sincerely. I'll not be discussing this subject with you any further. Best that way, I think.
  4. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    If I was Disney I'd be incredibly upset if the movie I spent $50 million to make only made $51 million domestically.
  5. muppfozz

    muppfozz Well-Known Member

    I saw this movie on Sunday opening weekend and I had to go to another town because out small town theater was not going to show it. The weekend before this movie opened I want to see Peabody and ask the manage if he thought they would get the new muppet movie and he said probably not because of Divergent opening and films are usually kept at out local theater for two or three weeks. I saw Frozen and Peabody and thought they both were good . I want to see Peabody because I watched the cartoons on tv long ago and wanted to see the characters . Peabody was different and cute. I thought Frozen was really good. I however LOVE THE MUPPETS and so went out of town to see the Muppets Most Wanted on that Sunday afternoon. We had about 1o people in the theater. One young girl even came in wearing a Miss Piggy mask and I thought "Oh, a future Muppet fan there is hope". I was very disappointed there was not more people in the room but I was so glad to be able to see the movie. Oh, and it was shown in one of the very small rooms so I guess the theater people did not expect a large crowd. I will also say I was not very happy to hear what human stars where going to be main people in the movie but I want to the movie to see THE MUPPETS. I did not care for Tina before but thought she was cute in this movie and her Kermit collection I would love the have. As for the movie before this- The Muppets- again I went because of Muppets NOT for the people who also starred in it. If there is not another Muppet movie made at least I have my Muppet dvds, books and toys.
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  6. muppfozz

    muppfozz Well-Known Member

    I loved the Lipton advertising and wished I had them on dvd ,they were so cute. The Toyota advertising was cute too. When I ask a friend to go with me to see the movie she ask "What are the Muppets?" I said they are on the new Toyota commercials and she said "Oh, these crazy furry things". YES! I have all the Subway bags with the Muppets.
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  7. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could have gotten those bags, they looked so cool. But unfortunately my Subway ran out of them and only had Phineas and Ferb bags.:mad:
    And those Toyota ads still run today. I saw one after I got out of my pool a week ago during an episode of Two Broke Girls. And did you know that the Lipton ads are a meme?
    If anyone thinks that the box office numbers for this movie were horrible, Legends of Oz did worse. Sad, because I saw that movie opening weekend and thought it was good.
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  8. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Well-Known Member

    I don't think they're incredibly upset, I think moreso Disney executives are just completely confused. And, in addition, a bit disappointed that they are basically back at square one with this franchise unless the case occurs where MMW breaks out huge on home video.

    The 2011 Muppets movie was the lightning in a bottle that capitalized on a viral marketing campaign years in the making, and even that fared poorly against the overpopulated competition. Thankfully the film was also a success overseas, and thus MMW was born and IIRC Stoller said that Disney wanted the film as soon as possible. (it was originally set to arrive in the summer of 2013)

    Unfortunately that seemed to be too over-ambitious for the script that Bobin and Stoller cooked up, so the film was pushed back nearly a year and Disney failed to push the brand in any huge direction during this time since the overall marketing scheme is, "Trust us, they'll remember. We'll make them remember."

    None of this seemed to work, and audience reaction was tepid at best. I think all the executives right now are just shrugging and going, "Okay, so maybe home video is the ticket here?"

    Honestly the box office disappointment happened and now we have to look forward. It's really the only thing anyone can do right now.
  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Let's just go ask Disney ourselves what they really think about the box office numbers. Anyone know their number? Or better yet well go protest and demand they tell us what their thinking.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Ya, tell us what you're thinking Disney or we'll throw pies at your window.
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  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Your bring the pies and I'll bring the indoor running of the bulls.:concern:

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    I have read Most of this thread and I have to say, One thing I think most of you are forgetting, although I think one poster brought this up, It cost 50 million to make this film, Muppets Most Wanted made about 51 Million at the box office. That my friends is called a modest success, is it great? NO, but when you compare it to a lot of other Live action Disney fare in its genre then it actually comes out on top. IMHO Disney makes at least one more Film with this group of Film makers to round out the trilogy and give us the Kermit Piggy Wedding movie we have all been waiting for, and yes I loved Muppets Take Manhattan, I have loved it since I was a kid when it came out back in the 80's but I do acknowledge the Divorce between Piggy and Kermit in The Muppets and I actually am OK with that.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Umm...there was never any divorce between Kermit and Piggy...and two no, I think TM's need a break from the silver screen. And apparently Disney thinks so too cause I haven't heard a single thing on a new film. Once again hopefully they will give them more chances in other things preferably tv would be great. I mean it's not like that's where they got their start or anything.

    And Kermit is lobbying against interspeices marriage so I don't think any legit wedding is ever gonna happen. :p

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    IN The Muppets 2011 movie Kermit and Miss Piggy were divorced. As for the announcement of a new movie, I don't know for a fact, can some one refresh my memory of when Muppets Most Wanted was Officially Announced? I don't think it was this early, I mean the DVD and BLU-RAY was just released on Tuesday, I know the trend in Hollywood these days is to announce a sequel while the film is still in the theater BUT give It some time. If Disney does not announce a new Muppet film this year it does not mean they cant announce it next year some time. may be they want to see how the DVD sales look and work on the script first before announcing a new Muppet film. If I know something about writing TV Executives, and I do because I am a Futurama fan and we sent cans of anchovies to the FOX Network with our letters and we got our show revived 4 times, so my advice to you all if you want a third Muppet movie by these group of Film Makers write Disney and do it often and every day if possible, if you were true fans you would write Disney every day! I want a movie and TV show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Umm...it's not said at all in the last film if Kermit and Piggy were ever married or divorced it's just speculation. All we knew was they had a huge fight that lead to them breaking up. And if you wanna go by the junior novel the fight was over once again Piggy planting a headline in the paper about them being married. But I don't even go by the junior novel. Anyways...that's a whole other discussion entirely.

    As for the MMW Disney green lit that film in April of 2012. Now mind you the expectations of the last film were different. I don't think Disney wasn't expecting that film to do as well as it did hence why the announcement on a new film wasn't made right away. This film is different because it did not bring in the box office numbers Disney was expecting.

    It seems like DVD sales might be doing good for MMW but I don't think it will be as well received as the last film. I personally do not want them in another film anytime soon. I think Disney also sees that a movie break maybe just what the muppets need as of now. Again they really should consider putting them back on tv. That is where they started and what they should go back to. No more kermit and piggy weddings unless their gonna actually make the dang thing legit cause this whole back and fourth stuff is annoying now.

    Kermit has even been asked what's next for him and he couldn't even give the interviewer an answer. Other then their Disney drive series. I really hope something is next in the works. I will be really surprised at this point if another film is announced but I am not betting on it.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    we will have to agree to disagree my friend..... :)

    although I just found this,

    Muppets Most Wanted
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    Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy film and is the sequel to the 2011 film The Muppets. It was announced in March 2012 that Disney was moving forward on the project with James Bobin (director of The Muppets) and Nicholas Stoller (co-writer of The Muppets) writing the screenplay. Bobin also returned to direct the film.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  17. smalltimecrook

    smalltimecrook Well-Known Member

    I have it on reasonably good insider authority that there will NOT be another Muppet film anytime soon, as Disney considers MMW to have been a significant disappointment at the box office. Broadway and TV projects could apparently still happen though.
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  18. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!!!!
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was announced in March but Disney didn't give the go ahead till April. I personally don't think Id even be excited about another film. I was like Disney and thought this would be another big hit movie and for it to not be just kind of sucked the optimism out of me.

    By the way anyone else thinking Disney is thrilled with it just making budget is hiding their head in the sand. Sorry to say but no studio would be happy with a film just making budget. I honestly don't even think Disney still knows what to do with the Muppets myself. I've heard no more about this supposed tv show in the works that was speculated a few months ago. So who knows what's going on there. Although on the bright side I do feel them appearing on The View was a positive thing it proved Disney isn't giving up on them it's just like their trying to decide what do we do with them next? I do still think there's a demand for them but in what? I just don't want to see them dropped on the Disney channel their way too classy for that!
  20. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    The word "divorce" was never used in the film and it has always been a matter of perspective between the frog and the pig as to whether or not they were married for real or it was just the movie. It is a stretch to claim that they are or were divorced. I doubt either of them would support that if asked. They usually just try to avoid the issue.

    I'm kind of tired of the Kermit-Piggy marriage shtick. There's so much more to the Muppet gang than that one piece and all of it is more interesting than that.
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