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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. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was in Japan when the movie came out here. I asked a friend there about the Muppets' presence in Japan and she said that most people know they exist, but it doesn't go much beyond that.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Somethings either don't translate to another country or just don't catch on. I'm sure a Tensai Bakabon movie wouldn't do well over here either. They just didn't have a good introduction over there... but they LOVE Sesame Street over there. That's why they're all over their Universal Studios parks.
  3. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    Maybe they got tired of Kermit joking that he can't go there for fear of being eaten. :D
  4. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Box Office Mojo is reporting a North American gross of $88,482,000 as of today, March 4 (I'm surprised that this figure is still growing - it might actually catch GMC in terms of actual ticket sales after all!) and an overseas gross of $65,000,000-plus.

    Lookin' good, folks...lookin' MIGHTY good! :)
  5. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    sooo close to 90....sigh. i don't think it'll get there though
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A sequel or rather follow up movie is confirmed. There's no need to count anything anymore, since we're going to get another one anyway.
    Borples likes this.
  7. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    does anyone know what the current worldwide gross is? boxofficemojo hasn't updated the numbers in a while, but it's got to be over 160 now

    i was just curious
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    That's a good question.
  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    :batty:: "There's ALWAYS a need to count something, my lad!"
  10. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Some people like to watch film grosses the same way that others like to gage sports statistics. It adds enjoyment to the experience of some fans. I'm one of them. :fanatic: I also like to see how audiences and critics perceive the outcome too. The fact that nearly half of the box office receipts for "The Muppets" have come from overseas markets will certainly shape the way they'll market subsequent Muppet projects. They're back and they're global. I'd still like to see how much. However, none of it means anything about the film's personal value. :)
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Why is no one also listing the DVD sales and rentals? They're just as important, if not MORE important than just the BO receipts, both here and overseas. Sure... I kinda wish it hit overseas bigger, but it didn't air everywhere yet (just most places). The main thing is, the film was a modest success that covered the budget in just over a week, the DVD sales are strong, and Disney already agreed to a follow up film which will no doubt see a slightly larger audience.

    As long as we're getting another movie and some other project to come means the movie did it's job. Even the sales of other Muppet movies and TV shows have been up since the film came out. The prices for the Palisades toys on amazon is through the roof. They were practically giving Uncle Deadly and Sweetums away at one point. A point I missed, of course...
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I know in some countries the movie hasn't even come out in theaters yet. I know in Japan it's not suppose to come out till May. So that's more sales to wait on.

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