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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,281,507Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 11th, 1992 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: October 6th, 1995 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Franchise: Muppets
Comparisons: vs. Muppets Most Wanted
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Keywords: Christmas, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Voiceover/Narration, Hauntings, Boss From Hell, Terminal Illness
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,515 $3,022,606 Jan 1, 1993 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,233 $3,018,918 Dec 25, 1992 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,471 $4,070,823 Dec 18, 1992 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,901 $5,010,109 Dec 11, 1992 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,077 2,075 Dec 11, 1992 3

Cast

   Ebenezer Scrooge
Frank Oz    Emily Cratchit/Miss Piggy/Fozziwig/Fozzie Bear/Sam the Eagle/Animal

Production and Technical Credits

Set Decorator    Michael Ford

Blu-ray Sales: The Average Spider-Man

January 8th, 2013

There were half-a-dozen new releases to chart on the November 11th edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. This includes The Amazing Spider-Man, which earned first place with 641,000 units / $14.37 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 54%, which is impressive, but one has to assume the studio was hoping for more. Then again, the film is more than profitable enough to ensure a sequel. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 13th, 2012

November 13th, 2012

New releases this week are dominated by one title, Brave. The second best selling title according to Amazon.com is Lawrence of Arabia, which is a film that should be in everyone's collection, but as a catalog title, it likely won't sell a huge number of units. The third best selling title according to Amazon.com is Duck Dynasty: Season One. That's not a good sign. Fortunately, Brave is clearly Pick of the Week material with the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack battling for that honor. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Christmas Carol

November 7th, 2012

The Muppet Christmas Carol came out on theaters 20 years ago and while it was only a midlevel hit in theaters, it has developed a more loyal following on the home market and is a perennial Christmas favorite. This week, it made its Blu-ray debut, but is the film worth picking up in high definition? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 6th, 2012

November 6th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, there are about a dozen Amazing Spider-man releases coming out this week, but not till Friday. The second best selling new release is Arthur Christmas, which missed expectations last year. Another major release of the week is The Muppets Christmas Carol, which is making its Blu-ray debut, but it is a catalogue title and likely won't sell a huge number of units. On a side note, the screener is late, but I've seen the film so many times that seeing it one more time likely won't change my opinion of the film, but I'm not sure if it is Pick of the Week material. On the other hand, I'm very sure Sunset Boulevard's Blu-ray debut is worthy of that title. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/12/11 6 $5,010,109   2,075 $2,415   $5,010,109 3
1992/12/18 7 $4,070,823 -19% 2,084 $1,953   $10,456,825 10
1992/12/25 11 $3,018,918 -26% 2,020 $1,495   $17,477,344 17
1993/01/01 9 $3,022,606 n/c 1,852 $1,632   $24,634,195 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/12/11 6 $6,386,002   2,075 $3,078   $6,386,002 7
1992/12/18 6 $8,072,424 +26% 2,084 $3,874   $14,458,426 14
1992/12/25 10 $7,153,163 -11% 2,020 $3,541   $21,611,589 21

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/20152414,271 388,933$171,823$4,377,5361,054
12/27/20152155,840 480,917$734,296$5,550,9821,056

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/11/2012139,813 9,813$176,837$176,837893