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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. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    they underestimated it a bit, it actually made 1.3 million over the weekend

    i think maybe it can squeeze out a final gross higher than GMC when all is said and done
  2. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    What state are in you in?
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    King of Prussia in in Pennsylvania, just a half hour out of Philly.
  4. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    i think it will make another million plus this weekend because it's a 4-day holiday weekend and no new family films are out (except Beauty and the Beast). we'll see
  5. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    Up to 95 million worldwide
  6. Puppet crazy

    Puppet crazy Member

    I don't understand why it wasn't released same time internationally. I think they would have done even better. Some people in UK will be able to order it on DVD at almost the same time it comes out to theaters, which would loose some ticket sales.

    I also think that if they had more merchandise it would sell very well. So many children are shopping at their local stores for Muppet plush toys. Unfortunately there's nothing available there!
  7. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    i'm also curious as to why they're releasing it so slowly overseas. it seems strange to me that they would think it has limited international appeal when the muppets were so world famous

    i'm sure it's going to do well internationally. anyway, it will end up over 150 million worldwide, which is a very successful movie on a 45 million budget
  8. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Active Member

    Seems like Disney has stopped tracking it daily, so we'll probably start seeing results for domestic weekly now.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't pretend to know what's going on... but I'd wager that they were waiting for a more strategic time in parts of Europe to release the film. I'd guess that Chipmunks, Sherlock Holmes and MI4 were released about the same time internationally... I think they got TinTin sometime in November... Disney wants to avoid a huge box office competition overseas. It barely got away clean in this country with 3 other kid's films and that idiotic vampire thing within the week of its release. It beat all of them except that vampire crap.
  10. patchlion

    patchlion New Member

    Hi All,

    "The Muppets" has officially hit the $100 million mark according to Box Office Mojo!
    Great news muppet Fans!
    Domestic takings $86,640,000
    Foreign takings $15,000,000

    The film has had a massive response in Australia (where I am) The film was released last week (12th January) and over the past 5 days has already taken $2,517,575! and is number three overall in box office takings!

    I was at the film on Sunday and the theatre and it was full of young and old which was great to see! . . I overheard one of the theatre assistance say to a customer that "The Muppets" has had most sessions filled and has been one of the most anticipated films of the year!

    YAAAAYYYYY!!!
  11. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Good to hear.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I kinda wish it gets closer to GMC's gross by the time it's completely out... but loving the fact it's at 100 mil worldwide. Still, it's the third highest (adjusted) and not even distantly. It's beaten out all the modern films and MTM. Not shabby, and hopefully the next one does better.
  13. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    You live in my area. I work less then 5 min from the KOP mall. Did you actually see it in IMAX or just at the theater?
  14. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Oh no, I live in NY. I did live in Philly for college last year and went to King of Prussia several times, but never to the movie theater.
  15. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    oh ok, so then how did you see it " for the fifth time at the King of Prussia Imax this past Sunday, and let me tell you it was packed." ?
  16. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    That wasn't me. I didn't realize that you were from the Philly area, I misinterpreted your asking of "what state do you live in?" as "what state is that in?" Just a mistake on my part. :o
  17. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    The movie is still playing here at AMC. They usually take the movies after they're out of all the other theaters and charge more to see it. I don't really feel like spending $25 to go see a movie that I saw already 5 and a half times.
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  18. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    Sorry BobThePizzaBoy.

    ScooterForever: Do you live in the Philly area? Did you actually see it in IMAX or just in one of the regular theaters?
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It managed to squeeze out another million the past week. Still, if it completely vanishes now, it's a very close third to GMC's gross, only off by 2 million.

    Stinks there really isn't room for any more random surges.
  20. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Active Member

    This weekend it dropped to a miserable 285 theaters. The DVD was announced. It's very close to vanishing.


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