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The Muppets may be in trouble. :-/

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by MrBloogarFoobly, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

  2. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    1. No one realisitically thought it would beat Twilight. Making it to #2 and beating the CGI films is an accomplishment.

    2. The whole point of the movie is that the Muppets didn't reach their goal, but the important thing is that they tried and still had fans. The same applies in real life. :)
  3. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think Heralde's right with this one. I don't think it was ever considered to be in competition with Breaking Dawn Part 1; the competition was Arthur Christmas and Hugo. Since it outperformed the family films, I'd say that's a success for Disney and the Muppets. Plus, I believe that it's already grossed more than what it cost to make the movie, which is another relative indicator of success.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's already broke even, has critical acclaim and is the number 2 movie out there. I don't think there's anything to worry about yet.
  5. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    You're right, you're right. I don't want to be negative about it. I just want to Muppets to kick some arse. Gah, I hate Twilight. What a horrible mess of a series.
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  6. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's OK, I hope I didn't sound too harsh or anything. I'm usually the negative one, lol.

    I understand, a great many people would love for Twilight to disappear. And I assure you it will when the movies are over and all the special editions DVD footage is spent. It will be relegated to occasional airings on TNT and a couple pathetic fan fictions. It happens with every major movie franchise, it's just that everyone think they're the exception, lol. ;)
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This news was released 4:55 Eastern... there's still more showings to go. Tomorrow morning will be a better measurement.

    Still, considering last weekend WAS going to be where it made the bulk of its money, being a vacation week and a 4 day weekend and also considering it did just 5 million under Twiblight, that's not bad. The true competition is and always was the 3 other kid's movies released in a 2 week period. 2 of which came out the same day.

    This movie brought back the fire and passion, and stores are starting to sell lots of Muppet merchandise (even older DVD releases), and it brought them back in the public eye. It set out what it had to do, even made its budget back in just under a week. And that's domestically.
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  9. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    It's also the #1 reviewed movie of the year - something that counts for a whole lot.
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  10. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I'm going to it tonight and I manage to convince a friend to come along too! My roommate works at the movie theater we're going to and usually he lets me into films for free, but for this one I'm going to tell him no. I want every cent to count for The Muppets. :)
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  11. TikiColadas

    TikiColadas Active Member

    I took my family to see it again for the 2nd time yesterday and we had a blast. The theater was close to full and everyone seemed to love it as I noticed a majority of them laughing and clapping at the end.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ugh, IMDB's so annoying sometimes. There's the occasional person trying to start trouble by saying the movie bombed, heh. Maybe some people here could go there and give the trolls a piece of their mind, hehe.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    There's always been Muppet haters. Aint It Cool News is one of the most popular news sites since 1998, and has always been militantly pro Muppet in its coverage. And everytime the talkbacks are filled with Muppet haters.

    Those people have no connection to imagination, innocence, dreaming, wonderment, or their inner child. Older I get the more I realize how important those things are.

    It defeated Hugo, Arthur Christmas, Happy Feet 2 and Puss and boots two weeks in a row. Those were the competition. It's strange the film dropped so badly in it's second week since there was such critical and audience acclaim along with most people busy with family during Thanksgiving break. But I've looked at box office tallies since I first got online years ago, and in my unbiased opinion it's doing ok.
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I was talking to someone about this, we were saying it's more normal nowadays for people to rush to opening weekends, so the following weeks won't look so good by comparison.

    Plus, in case anyone's forgotten, we are in the middle of a recession. Your average young adult can't afford multiple viewings and neither can families.
  15. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    ^Very true, that is. I'm 21, and I could only afford "The Muppets" because it was a magical six dollar matinee. :p I'm in SO much college debt right now... I'm squirreled.

    As for "The Muppets" bombing. Well, clearly that didn't happen. It's grossed more than the previous three Muppet releases, if I'm not mistaken. I think it's really funny (and sad) when people are like, "Oh, it only made FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS." Oh, JUST fifty million? If it's so easy to make, why not toss some of that stuff my way. ;)
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    The press did the same thing back in the '60s when the Beatles' concert audience dwindled a bit, enough though they were still clearly bringing in huge crowds, lol. The press just needs something to talk about sometimes. But yeah our casual attitude toward money is quite scary sometimes, lol.
  17. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I've learned to stay away from IMDB's boards. Those people make me so angry. :mad:
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, because they're too busy spending their money on the latest Apple gadgets and gizmos, xbox games and blu rays:)
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    And because unemployment is high, to be fair. ;)

    (Btw I finally got around to posting my movie review in the "Your Thoughts" thread, hehe).
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Puss in Boots is well over a month old and it still manages to find an audience. The Muppet can be that lucky too. Like I said, this is not a school vacation week, and it is the busy holiday shopping season. Even Twilight only got a little, and it didn't beat the Muppets in their second week by all that much. This is a slow weekend for sure, and it made it's budget back within a week. $56 Mil is nothing to sneeze at. It very well could hit the high 60's if not 70 next weekend. If it opened third or fourth, then we'd panic. And these films, as Puss in Boots clearly showed, can stay at theaters for well over a month. Sure, Chipmunks and Sherlock Holmes come out in 2 weeks, and then there will be a large drop.

    And for the thousandth time, this is just the domestic. The reaction the film and the Muppets are getting in general is proof enough for Disney to do many more Muppet projects and probably release the rest of the series on DVD.


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