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The Muppets is now the top-grossing Muppet movie

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Speed Tracer, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    This isn't exactly a "headline" - but I do think it's important, especially with all the talk around here that the movie is not "doing well." The Muppets has now made (as of this writing) $67,473,645, according to Box Office Mojo. Here are the lifetime grosses of the previous Muppet movies:

    The Muppet Movie - $65,200,000
    The Great Muppet Caper - $31,206,251
    The Muppets Take Manhattan - $25,534,703
    The Muppet Christmas Carol - $27,281,507
    Muppet Treasure Island - $34,327,391
    Muppets from Space - $16,625,807

    This, to me, is pretty big news. We're in the third full week of theaters, and yes, the numbers are going down - as ALL movies tend to do - but this movie is absolutely a success. It's made back its budget, it's made more than the previous Muppet movies (not adjusted for inflation), and best of all, Disney is happy with it and stated that they are figuring out where to continue.

    So, let's raise a glass to The Muppets - and keep making it as much money as we can! :)
  2. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    nice hopefully a tv show!
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  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I can't say I'm surprised it's done this well. With all the advertising and hype, it was bound to make a huge comeback. I'm ecstatic about this. :)
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Top grossing if you don't adjust for inflation. But even then, it's the third highest grossing domestically.

    It's not so much the film didn't do well, it's the fact that movies in general the last 2 weeks haven't. We've got 67 Mil... which isn't bad, but I really think it should have topped 80 by now. But that's because of two slow movie weeks.
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  5. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    There's no reason to think we can't do $80 mil by the New Year. However, and I'm willing to bet this - this could be the first Muppet movie that makes $100 million when all's said and done. It still hasn't seen release in the UK, which is going to end up counting for a lot.
  6. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    "Life like a movie" so to speak. :):o:concern:
  7. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    *Shifts eyes to the right and left* Write your own ending? :laugh:
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Unfortunately, we don't know of the international gross for all those other films according to Muppet Wikia[/URL]

    It will definitely make a lot of money once it hits the key internationals, but the unfortunate (yet understandable) slowness of the box office, not to mention the nonstop blockbuster Summer type films coming out the next couple weeks pretty much finished off the domestics. But on the bright side, so many movies coming out at once, I doubt most of them will make budget that easily. Some movies look like they deserve it more than others... I'm wondering how TinTin is going to fair against the others. Sherlock Holmes too.
  9. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Tintin is already doing quite well - made back its entire budget already before being released over here. No surprise, as he's a beloved character in the UK.

    Also, I'm confused as to which part of that paragraph you were referring to with "Domestically."
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Muppet Wikia only has domestic sales of the movies figured in their calculations. Internationally, it made just a bit more, but it was only released in Mexico and Brazil so far.

    TinTin is huge in Europe... not so much here. It's by far the more popular of the Eurocomics (technically the most popular would be the Smurfs, but I get the feeling people here only know of the cartoon series and figure its an 80's thing). It is getting large buzz as a movie and it may just do quite well (It's the movie I was second most juiced to see this year). I see the comics hitting more retailers (I have to go to one comic shop for all my Eurocomic needs, though I unfortunately don't have the money to frequent it), and the DVD set of the Nelvana produced cartoon is quite easy to find. I'm sure this will be America's big introduction. I can only hope this leads to Eurocomics being much more well known in the states.

    So far, I'm sure everyone thinks Marsupilami was created by the Disney Studios.
  11. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    1. I wasn't going by the Wiki, I was going by Box Office Mojo - which does have international sales for at least the post-Jim movies. I just didn't include them here.

    2. Spielberg and Jackson are big names, which should hopefully push the film more here. Either way, it will make a profit, since, again, its budget has been made back.
  12. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely looking forward to watching the figures of how The Muppets does internationally- I think we're going to see a gigantic boost in the international market.

    The Muppet Show used to be the most popular television show in the world!! This movie is also for the many, many fans especially in the UK and around the globe and I think the ticket sales in the international markets are going to show that.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it will explode in the UK. It may not have been #1 at the BO for 3 consecutive weeks of Summer traffic, but it made a modest 70 mil over in the US/Canda release. Anything beyond its first week was gravy anyway, it made back its budget... and it did no where near as bad as the last movie or even Elmo in Grouchland (the lowest grossing Muppet Project).
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Im now thinking this may have done better in July or August. It feels like a summer film, it got lost in the holiday shuffle...heck even the holiday films it beat are now beating it(because of the holiday theme of course) plus the dvd woulda been out in time for holiday shopping:)
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    August is death. Instant death. Is there ever a successful movie that's released in August? Late July... had it not been for Smurfs, I'm sure it would have done okay... but Winnie the Pooh opened at 4th and basically disappeared the next week.

    Next time I might want to see them try Summer, but it doesn't seem like it would do that much better.
  16. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Now 1oth in Box office... :cry::sympathy:
  17. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    I know it did well all things considered but I was really hoping it'd crack the hundred million mark.
  18. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    me too. i still think it may have a chance...these next two weeks tend to be good for the box office, so it might hang on. if you look at the dailies, it's monday gross wasn't too bad, i think it may have been an increase from some days last week actually. the holidays could push it across 80 million, which is perfectly respectable
  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad it was succesful. Where I live it was supposed to end today but just today they extended it to January 5th. (Now I can see it a few more times on the big screen!:)
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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really hate how like 10 films came out in less than 3 weeks. But like I said, they're all going to be scraping and scratching at each other and I doubt any of them will quite make budget. I don't know if Disney saw such a competitive streak coming. I don't really see anyone wanting to see We Bought a Zoo... it's like the film's campaign is, "It's not as stupid as it sounds! It got the guy who did Jerry Maguire directing it!" Seriously... Matt Damon went on Jon Stewart to basically say that, and said it twice!

    Smaller theaters will no doubt have dropped the Muppets for those films, but the larger cineplexes will still hang on... a couple lo0cal indie theaters... it could make a little more back during Christmas vacation.

    But the film did not open at 4th or 5th and disappeared on its second week. Plenty of films are the number one at the box office opening weekend but never make their budget back.
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