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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,206,251Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 26th, 1981 (Wide) by Universal
Franchise: Muppets
Comparisons: vs. Muppets Most Wanted
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall, Gratuitous Cameos, Heist
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,672 $504,000 Aug 7, 1981 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,711 $1,593,954 Jul 24, 1981 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,433 $1,593,954 Jul 17, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,679 $2,295,233 Jul 10, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,994 $3,050,733 Jul 3, 1981 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,769 $2,760,026 Jun 26, 1981 3

Cast

Frank Oz    Various roles
Jack Warden    News Editor
John Cleese    Nevil
Charles Grodin    Nicky Holiday
Peter Falk    Vincent J. Ricardo
Peter Ustinov    Truck Driver
Diana Rigg    Lady Holiday
Jim Henson    Various roles

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/26 6 $2,760,026   680 $4,059   $2,760,026 3
1981/07/03 6 $3,050,733 +11% 621 $4,913   $8,641,040 10
1981/07/10 8 $2,295,233 -25% 700 $3,279   $14,467,818 17
1981/07/17 10 $1,593,954 -31% 589 $2,706   $17,840,777 24
1981/07/24 12 $1,593,954 n/c 0     $20,235,000 31
1981/08/07 18 $504,000   258 $1,953   $22,756,670 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/26 6 $5,590,307   680 $8,221   $5,590,307 7
1981/07/03 6 $6,582,278 +18% 621 $10,599   $12,172,585 14
1981/07/10 8 $4,074,238 -38% 700 $5,820   $16,246,823 21
1981/07/17 8 $2,394,223 -41% 589 $4,065   $18,641,046 28