Mr. Poppers's Penguins

Mr. Poppers's Penguins poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $68,224,452Details
International Box Office $121,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $189,624,452
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $21,805,230 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,443,041 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,248,271
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Synopsis

In this family comedy, Mr. Popper, is a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a contemporary adaptation of the classic book.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 17th, 2011 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox, released as Mr. Popper's Penguins
Video Release: December 6th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2170, 5/4/2011)
Keywords: Mid-Life Crisis, Corporate Life, Inheritance, Dysfunctional Family, Animal Lead, Family Movie
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Dune Entertainment

Blu-ray Sales: Hanging Out on Top

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DVD Sales: Helping Itself to First Place

New releases took four or five of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart this week. (The Smurfs is a bit of a complicated case, but more on that in a second.) First place went to The Help with 1.75 million units sold generating $29.78 million in revenue. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins was a mid-summer family film about penguins. Penguins immediately bring to mind visions of snow. So the timing of the theatrical release is a bit puzzling, but the home market release is perfectly timed. It was a moderate hit in theaters, but will it do better on the home market? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 6th, 2011

I hate this time for year, because of the holidays. Due to the five-day Thanksgiving long weekend and the Christmas shipping rush, screeners are even more likely to arrive late. Most of the prime releases I'm supposed to review are still on route. It makes it hard to keep up to date on reviews, plus it makes it really hard to figure out what the Pick of the Week should be. The Help is in contention, but I want to see the Blu-ray first. In the end, I went with the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Extended Trilogy Box Set on Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Quarter Billion Reasons to Say Smurf

For the third weekend in a row, The Smurfs earned first place on the international chart. This time they pulled in $26.82 million on 9,023 screens in 48 markets for a total of $258.27 million internationally and $384.22 million worldwide. It was a pretty slow weekend in terms of new releases (it earned $739,000 on 137 screens in Denmark) but that changes next weekend with an opening in Japan, while Australia and Italy are also just around the corner. Even if the film had no markets left to open in, it would still get to $300 million internationally and $400 million worldwide, but even with these three major markets, it probably won't hit any other major milestones. More...

International Box Office: Potter Powers into Second Place

After just 12 days of release, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 raced into second place for the year on the international chart with $564.36 million, putting it just ahead of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This includes its weekend haul of $119.54 million, which was earned on 16,529 screens in 60 markets, while its worldwide total reached $837.90 million, putting it into third place for the year, just behind Dark of the Moon. It is still miles away from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is nearing $800 million internationally. I'm not saying the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 won't get there, but I'm also unwilling to bet money it will. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dark of the Moon Burn Bright?

It's Independence Day long weekend, which is generally one of the busiest weekend of the year. School kids are all out of school for summer, adults have Monday off, and it is the perfect time to celebrate by going to an air conditioned movie theater. Unfortunately, while there's a lot of hype surrounding the megawide release of the week, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the reality might not live up to the hype. It's already off to a slow start compared to last year's number one film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and since 2011 is still $400 million behind 2010, we can't afford a major loss this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Cars 2 Leaves Critics in the Dust

Despite what critics thought of the film, Cars 2 proved popular with moviegoers while Bad Teacher was also a hit in its counter-programing role. Their combined effort helped the overall box office grow 15% from last weekend to $176 million. That's 7% higher than the same weekend last year, which gives 2011 a much-needed win. The year is still $400 million behind last year's pace at $4.90 billion to $5.30 billion, but even little victories are important. Remember, 2010 was ahead of of 2009 by $300 million at the beginning of October, but just three months later, that lead had completely evaporated. Hopefully the reverse can happen this time around and 2011 can squeeze out a victory. However, for that to happen, it needs to slowly chip away and close the deficit. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Cars 2 Keep Pixar's Winning Streak Alive?

While the summer blockbuster season starts the first weekend in May, for many school kids the summer is only just about to get into full gear. Cars 2 is arguably the most anticipated kids movie of the summer, possibly of the year. However, there are some signs it might not live up to past Pixar releases with a few predicting it might actually become the studio's first miss at the box office. This is bad news, as 2011 has started to fall further behind 2010's pace after a few bright weeks in late spring and early summer. This weekend last year wasn't particularly strong when it comes to new releases with Toy Story 3 repeating in top spot with just under $60 million, so there was an opportunity for the box office to recover some ground. Unfortunately, the number one film this year might not match that figure and there's not as much depth either. More...

Weekend Numbers: Lantern in the Green, But Overall Box Office in the Red

The overall box office box office this past weekend was as expected, more or less. A few of the films did a little bit better, a few missed expectations, but not by a lot. This helped the box office grow by 11% from last weekend to $153 million. Unfortunately, this weekend last year saw the release of Toy Story 3, which made $110 million by itself, so year-over-year there was a 23% drop-off. Year-to-date, 2011 is behind 2010 by 8% at $4.65 billion to $5.03 billion, but perhaps we can close that gap a little bit this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Lantern Pull in the Green?

After a strong start to the summer, which actually began in late April, we could hit a real roadblock this weekend. The only film earning any kind of buzz is Green Lantern, and not all of that buzz is good. Additionally, this weekend last year was dominated by Toy Story 3, which opened with $110 million. There is a chance the top five films won't make that much this year. More...

2011 Preview: June

After a strong May in which most weekends saw growth year-over-year, there is finally some real optimism at the box office. Will that continue this month? It might be tough, as last June was actually pretty good, all things considered. It was certainly busier. This time around there are only seven wide releases, but the lack of competition should help each individual film reach its full potential, and there's a chance five of the seven films will earn more than $100 million at the box office. If less than three of them reach the century mark, it would be a huge shock. On the other hand, there's nothing opening this month that will compare to Toy Story 3, which earned more than $400 million last year. The only one that has a real shot to come close is Transformers: Dark of the Moon. However, since that film opens on a Wednesday the 29th of June and the Friday is the 1st of July, it is more of a July release and we will preview it at the beginning of next month. More...

Cast

Jim Carrey    Tom Popper
Carla Gugino    Amanda
Ophelia Lovibond   
Madeline Carroll    Molly
Clark Gregg   
Jeffrey Tambor   
David Krumholtz   
Philip Baker Hall    Bob
Angela Lansbury    Mrs. Van Gurdy
Dominic Chianese Sr.    Mr. Van Gurdy
Frank Welker    Bitey the Penguin, Lovey the Penguin, Loudy the Penguin, Stinky the Penguin, Nimrod the Penguin, Captian the Penguin

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Mark Waters
Producer    John Davis
Executive Producer    Jessica Tuchinsky
Executive Producer    Mark Waters
Executive Producer    Derek Dauchy
Executive Producer    Joel Gotler
Screenwriter    Sean Anders
Screenwriter    John Morris
Screenwriter    Jared Stern
Cinematographer    Florian Ballhaus
Production Designer    Stuart Wurtzel
Editor    Bruce Green
Composer    Rolfe Kent
Art Director    Patricia Woodbridge
Set Decorator    Ellen Christainsen
Costume Designer    Ann Roth
Costume Designer    Danny Michael
Sound Designer    Mark Mangini
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark Mangini
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Special Effects Coordinator    Mark Bero
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard E. Hollander
Stunt Coordinator    G. A. Aguilar
Stunt Coordinator    Stephen Pope
Stunt Coordinator    Blaise Corrigan
Associate Producer    Linda Hill
Assistant Director    Stephan X. Apicella
Second Unit Director    George Aguilar
Second Unit Director    Lukasz Jogalla
Casting    Marci Liroff
Casting    Kathleen Chopin

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 2 $6,369,445   3,339 $1,908   $6,369,445 1
2011/06/18 3 $6,516,139 +2% 3,339 $1,952   $12,885,584 2
2011/06/19 3 $5,559,771 -15% 3,339 $1,665   $18,445,355 3
2011/06/20 3 $2,383,334 -57% 3,339 $714   $20,828,689 4
2011/06/21 2 $2,751,773 +15% 3,339 $824   $23,580,462 5
2011/06/22 2 $2,688,452 -2% 3,339 $805   $26,268,914 6
2011/06/23 2 $2,878,765 +7% 3,339 $862   $29,147,679 7
2011/06/24 5 $3,707,272 +29% 3,342 $1,109   $32,854,951 8
2011/06/25 5 $3,780,873 +2% 3,342 $1,131   $36,635,824 9
2011/06/26 5 $2,657,517 -30% 3,342 $795   $39,293,341 10
2011/06/27 5 $1,362,476 -49% 3,342 $408   $40,655,817 11
2011/06/28 5 $1,727,335 +27% 3,342 $517   $42,383,152 12
2011/06/29 4 $1,340,791 -22% 3,342 $401   $43,723,943 13
2011/06/30 4 $1,300,779 -3% 3,342 $389   $45,024,722 14
2011/07/01 8 $1,712,692 +32% 2,861 $599   $46,737,414 15
2011/07/02 8 $1,892,770 +11% 2,861 $662   $48,630,184 16
2011/07/03 7 $1,932,494 +2% 2,861 $675   $50,562,678 17
2011/07/04 7 $1,164,984 -40% 2,861 $407   $51,727,662 18
2011/07/05 8 $1,010,146 -13% 2,861 $353   $52,737,808 19
2011/07/06 6 $1,062,283 +5% 2,861 $371   $53,800,091 20
2011/07/07 6 $1,096,683 +3% 2,861 $383   $54,896,774 21
2011/07/08 9 $1,126,179 +3% 1,996 $564   $56,022,953 22
2011/07/09 10 $1,195,556 +6% 1,996 $599   $57,218,509 23
2011/07/10 10 $832,700 -30% 1,996 $417   $58,051,209 24
2011/07/11 9 $465,479 -44% 1,996 $233   $58,516,688 25
2011/07/12 9 $608,275 +31% 1,996 $305   $59,124,963 26
2011/07/13 9 $515,596 -15% 1,996 $258   $59,640,559 27
2011/07/14 9 $464,102 -10% 1,996 $233   $60,104,661 28
2011/07/15 13 $431,313 -7% 1,002 $430   $60,535,974 29
2011/07/16 13 $553,718 +28% 1,002 $553   $61,089,692 30
2011/07/17 12 $383,324 -31% 1,002 $383   $61,473,016 31
2011/07/18 12 $242,685 -37% 1,002 $242   $61,715,701 32
2011/07/19 12 $279,652 +15% 1,002 $279   $61,995,353 33
2011/07/20 12 $270,182 -3% 1,002 $270   $62,265,535 34
2011/07/21 12 $300,217 +11% 1,002 $300   $62,565,752 35
2011/07/22 - $304,423 +1% 591 $515   $62,870,175 36
2011/07/23 - $376,238 +24% 591 $637   $63,246,413 37
2011/07/24 - $254,407 -32% 591 $430   $63,500,820 38
2011/07/25 - $152,596 -40% 591 $258   $63,653,416 39
2011/07/26 - $172,321 +13% 591 $292   $63,825,737 40
2011/07/27 - $169,518 -2% 591 $287   $63,995,255 41
2011/07/28 - $162,672 -4% 591 $275   $64,157,927 42
2011/07/29 - $163,611 +1% 412 $397   $64,321,538 43
2011/07/30 - $181,505 +11% 412 $441   $64,503,043 44
2011/07/31 - $122,426 -33% 412 $297   $64,625,469 45
2011/08/01 - $71,302 -42% 412 $173   $64,696,771 46
2011/08/02 - $107,078 +50% 412 $260   $64,803,849 47
2011/08/03 - $114,545 +7% 412 $278   $64,918,394 48
2011/08/04 - $101,464 -11% 412 $246   $65,019,858 49
2011/08/05 - $128,153 +26% 327 $392   $65,148,011 50
2011/08/06 - $166,777 +30% 327 $510   $65,314,788 51
2011/08/07 - $112,181 -33% 327 $343   $65,426,969 52
2011/08/08 - $63,386 -43% 327 $194   $65,490,355 53
2011/08/09 - $79,534 +25% 327 $243   $65,569,889 54
2011/08/10 - $68,664 -14% 327 $210   $65,638,553 55
2011/08/11 - $68,882 n/c 327 $211   $65,707,435 56
2011/08/12 - $120,767 +75% 294 $411   $65,828,202 57
2011/08/13 - $152,606 +26% 294 $519   $65,980,808 58
2011/08/14 - $113,483 -26% 294 $386   $66,094,291 59
2011/08/15 - $56,850 -50% 294 $193   $66,151,141 60
2011/08/16 - $62,134 +9% 294 $211   $66,213,275 61
2011/08/17 - $56,520 -9% 294 $192   $66,269,795 62
2011/08/18 - $54,867 -3% 294 $187   $66,324,662 63
2011/08/19 - $90,138 +64% 274 $329   $66,414,800 64
2011/08/20 - $128,717 +43% 274 $470   $66,543,517 65
2011/08/21 - $83,289 -35% 274 $304   $66,626,806 66
2011/08/22 - $33,403 -60% 274 $122   $66,660,209 67
2011/08/23 - $40,973 +23% 274 $150   $66,701,182 68
2011/08/24 - $33,531 -18% 274 $122   $66,734,713 69
2011/08/25 - $33,674 n/c 274 $123   $66,768,387 70
2011/08/26 - $67,837 +101% 239 $284   $66,836,224 71
2011/08/27 - $117,897 +74% 239 $493   $66,954,121 72
2011/08/28 - $75,306 -36% 239 $315   $67,029,427 73
2011/08/29 - $21,135 -72% 239 $88   $67,050,562 74
2011/08/30 - $26,612 +26% 239 $111   $67,077,174 75
2011/08/31 - $23,422 -12% 239 $98   $67,100,596 76
2011/09/01 - $20,923 -11% 239 $88   $67,121,519 77
2011/09/02 - $70,286 +236% 252 $279   $67,191,805 78
2011/09/03 - $117,121 +67% 252 $465   $67,308,926 79
2011/09/04 - $117,451 n/c 252 $466   $67,426,377 80
2011/09/05 34 $80,351 -32% 252 $319   $67,506,728 81
2011/09/06 - $13,301 -83% 252 $53   $67,520,029 82
2011/09/07 - $10,046 -24% 252 $40   $67,530,075 83
2011/09/08 - $8,890 -12% 252 $35   $67,538,965 84
2011/09/09 - $38,996 +339% 226 $173   $67,577,961 85
2011/09/10 - $79,477 +104% 226 $352   $67,657,438 86
2011/09/11 - $44,068 -45% 226 $195   $67,701,506 87
2011/09/12 - $6,914 -84% 226 $31   $67,708,420 88
2011/09/13 - $8,363 +21% 226 $37   $67,716,783 89
2011/09/14 - $7,798 -7% 226 $35   $67,724,581 90
2011/09/15 - $7,456 -4% 226 $33   $67,732,037 91
2011/09/16 - $36,376 +388% 213 $171   $67,768,413 92
2011/09/17 - $77,021 +112% 213 $362   $67,845,434 93
2011/09/18 - $48,431 -37% 213 $227   $67,893,865 94
2011/09/19 - $8,190 -83% 213 $38   $67,902,055 95
2011/09/20 - $9,253 +13% 213 $43   $67,911,308 96
2011/09/21 - $8,520 -8% 213 $40   $67,919,828 97
2011/09/22 - $9,627 +13% 213 $45   $67,929,455 98
2011/09/23 - $25,577 +166% 153 $167   $67,955,032 99
2011/09/24 - $50,789 +99% 153 $332   $68,005,821 100
2011/09/25 - $32,719 -36% 153 $214   $68,038,540 101
2011/09/26 - $5,989 -82% 153 $39   $68,044,529 102
2011/09/27 - $5,437 -9% 153 $36   $68,049,966 103
2011/09/28 - $5,184 -5% 153 $34   $68,055,150 104
2011/09/29 - $6,512 +26% 153 $43   $68,061,662 105
2011/09/30 - $15,815 +143% 103 $154   $68,077,477 106
2011/10/01 - $34,026 +115% 103 $330   $68,111,503 107
2011/10/02 - $19,657 -42% 103 $191   $68,131,160 108
2011/10/03 - $3,566 -82% 103 $35   $68,134,726 109
2011/10/04 - $3,529 -1% 103 $34   $68,138,255 110
2011/10/05 - $2,818 -20% 103 $27   $68,141,073 111
2011/10/06 - $4,089 +45% 103 $40   $68,145,162 112
2011/10/07 - $9,051 +121% 68 $133   $68,154,213 113
2011/10/08 - $15,733 +74% 68 $231   $68,169,946 114
2011/10/09 - $11,994 -24% 68 $176   $68,181,940 115
2011/10/10 - $7,181 -40% 68 $106   $68,189,121 116
2011/10/11 - $2,751 -62% 68 $40   $68,191,872 117
2011/10/12 - $2,762 n/c 68 $41   $68,194,634 118
2011/10/13 - $3,369 +22% 68 $50   $68,198,003 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 3 $18,445,355   3,339 $5,524   $18,445,355 3
2011/06/24 5 $10,145,662 -45% 3,342 $3,036   $39,293,341 10
2011/07/01 8 $5,537,956 -45% 2,861 $1,936   $50,562,678 17
2011/07/08 9 $3,154,435 -43% 1,996 $1,580   $58,051,209 24
2011/07/15 12 $1,368,355 -57% 1,002 $1,366   $61,473,016 31
2011/07/22 13 $935,068 -32% 591 $1,582   $63,500,820 38
2011/07/29 16 $467,542 -50% 412 $1,135   $64,625,469 45
2011/08/05 19 $407,111 -13% 327 $1,245   $65,426,969 52
2011/08/12 21 $386,856 -5% 294 $1,316   $66,094,291 59
2011/08/19 25 $302,144 -22% 274 $1,103   $66,626,806 66
2011/08/26 24 $261,040 -14% 239 $1,092   $67,029,427 73
2011/09/02 33 $304,858 +17% 252 $1,210   $67,426,377 80
2011/09/09 37 $162,541 -47% 226 $719   $67,701,506 87
2011/09/16 34 $161,828 n/c 213 $760   $67,893,865 94
2011/09/23 37 $109,085 -33% 153 $713   $68,038,540 101
2011/09/30 42 $69,498 -36% 103 $675   $68,131,160 108
2011/10/07 53 $36,778 -47% 68 $541   $68,181,940 115
2011/10/14 68 $20,038 -46% 38 $527   $68,218,041 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/11/20115514,256 514,256$8,737,209$8,737,2091
12/18/20119220,245-57% 734,501$3,931,373$12,668,5832
12/25/201112222,956+1% 957,457$3,342,110$16,010,6933
1/1/20122850,461-77% 1,007,918$916,876$16,927,5704
1/8/20122537,608-25% 1,045,526$695,372$17,622,9415
2/19/20121071,449 1,184,617$1,322,521$20,187,58911

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/11/2011691,021 91,021$2,303,733$2,303,7331

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