Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,178,893Details
International Box Office $17,314,611
Worldwide Box Office $68,493,504
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Synopsis

The entire Muppets gang goes on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic “Number Two” Badguy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 21st, 2014 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 12th, 2014 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild action.
(Rating bulletin 2293, 10/9/2013)
Franchise: Muppets
Keywords: Gratuitous Cameos, Doppelganger, Heist, Falsely Accused, Mistaken Identity, Puppets in a Live Action World, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Intertitle, Prison Break, Prologue, Backstage, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Interspecies Romance, Character's Journey Shown on Map, Interpol, C.I.A., Talent Contest, Police Procedural, Scene in End Credits, Invented Language
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 12th, 2014

It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on Amazon.com. The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets was the first Muppet movie in more than a decade, but it was a big hit with critics and did very well in theaters for a live action family film. A sequel was inevitable, but as the opening song of Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel is rarely as good as the original. Is this the case here? Is it one of the rare exceptions? If not, is it still good enough to check out? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Winter Soldier Produces a Lot of Heat

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So the first weekend of April was amazing. Not only did Game of Thrones set a series record for ratings (and the best for HBO since The Sopranos) but Captain America: The Winter Soldier set the April opening weekend of all time. Its opening was on the high end of expectations, which is great news, and this strength helped the overall box office grow by 19% from last weekend to $167 million. This is also 24% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 now has $2.55 billion, which is 7% more than 2013's running tally of $2.38 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Captain America Freeze Out the Competition?

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It is the first weekend in April, which means one thing... Game of Thrones returns! Also, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens domestically. The film already opened internationally and was a much bigger hit than its predecessor was in the markets it debuted in, which bodes well for its opening here. On the other hand, it scared away all other films and there's no competition opening in wide release and it could take a real bite out of the holdovers. That said, this weekend last year, the biggest hit of the weekend was Evil Dead, which only made $25.78 million and The Winter Soldier could earn four times that over the weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Noah Sails to the Top, but Box Office Sinks

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March is over and it ended on a bit of a down note. Noah topped expectations, but not every film managed to do the same. For instance, Sabotage barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Overall the box office was down less than $1 million, or 0.7%, when compared to last weekend. Compared to last year, the box office was down 5%, which isn't great, but given how strong 2014 has been, it is hardly a reason to panic. In fact, year-to-date, 2014 has a 6% lead over 2013 at $2.35 billion to $2.22 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Noah Wash Away the Competition?

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The final weekend in March is a busy one with two wide releases, possibly two wide expansions, and a semi-wide release that could reach the top ten. Noah is the wider of the two wide releases and should have little trouble earning first place over the weekend. On the other hand, there is a chance Sabotage won't reach the top five. Both Bad Words and The Grand Budapest Hotel are expanding wide, or widish. The Grand Budapest Hotel should pop into the top five, but not everyone thinks Bad Words will reach the top ten. Finally, Cesar Chavez is opening in more than 600 theaters and there is a chance it will reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by G.I. Joe: Retaliation with just over $40 million. Noah could get there, but even if it does, I don't think the other films will hold their end of the bargain and 2014 will finally lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Divergent Results

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This weekend, there were two new wide releases at the box office. One was a big hit and the other struggled. Also, one was a hit with critics and one was not. Sadly, the critical miss was a box office hit with Divergent earning more than $50 million while Muppets Most Wanted failed to reach $20 million. Overall, the total box office this weekend was $141 million, which is 24% more than last weekend. It is also more than the same weekend last year, but by less than 2%. Year-to-date, 2014 is 8% ahead of 2013 at $2.16 billion to $2.01 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Divergent Opinions on the New Releases

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Another week, another pair of wide releases. That's becoming a common thing to say. It is also a good thing to say, because too many movies tend to hurt all films involved and it is much better to have one big release and the counter-programing film. This week the big release is Divergent, which the studio is hoping will be the start of a new franchise. The box office tracking for the film looks good, even if the reviews do not. The counter-programing this week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is also opening with a saturation level theater count and it looks to do as well as The Muppets did. Last year there was also a strong one-two punch with The Croods topping Olympus has Fallen $43.64 million to $30.37 million. I'm not sure that Muppets Most Wanted will hold up its end of the bargain, but Divergent is poised for an opening of at least $50 million. It looks likes 2014 will again win over 2013. More...

2014 Preview: March

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2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Cast

Ricky Gervais    Dominic Badguy
Ty Burrell    Jean Pierre Napoleon
Tina Fey    Nadya
Steve Whitmire    Kermit the Frog, Foo Foo, Statler, Beaker, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman
Eric Jacobson    Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam Eagle, Animal
Dave Goelz    The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Waldorf
Bill Barretta    Pepe the King Prawn, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, The Swedish Chef, Bobo the Bear, Big Mean Carl, Baby Boss, Carlo Flamingo, Leprechaun Security Guard
David Rudman    Scooter, Janice, Miss Poogy, Bobby Benson, Wayne
Matt Vogel    Constantine, Floyd Pepper, Sweetums, Pops, Robin, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, 80's Robot, Camila, Uncle Deadly
Peter Linz    Walter, Manolo Flamingo
Tony Bennett    Himself
Hugh Bonneville    Irish Journalist
William Brand    Berliner #2
Andres Cantor    Announcer
Jemaine Clement    Prison King
Kenneth Collard    Berliner #1
Sean Combs    Himself
Rob Corddry    First AD
Mackenzie Crook    Prado Museum Guard #1
Celine Dion    Piggy Fairy Godmother
Lady Gaga    Herself
Zach Galifianakis    Hobo Joe
Josh Groban    Maximum Security Prisoner
Salma Hayek    Herself
Tom Hiddleston    The Great Escapo
Tom Hollander    Theater Manager
Toby Jones    Prado Museum Guard #2
Frank Langella    Beefeater Vicar
Ray Liotta    Big Papa
Ross Lynch    Young Florist
James McAvoy    UPS Guy
Aleksandar Mikic    Other Guard
Chloë Grace Moretz    Newspaper Girl
Fleur Poad    Berliner #3
Dylan Postl    Prisoner One
Usher Raymond    Usher
Miranda Richardson    Berliner at Window
Saoirse Ronan    Herself
Til Schweiger    German Cop
Russell Tovey    Delivery Man
Danny Trejo    Danny Trejo
Stanley Tucci    Ivan the Guard
Christoph Waltz    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James Bobin
Screenwriter    James Bobin
Screenwriter    Nicholas Stoller
Producer    David Hoberman
Producer    Todd Lieberman
Executive Producer    John G. Scotti
Executive Producer    Nicholas Stoller
Director of Photography    Don Burgess
Production Designer    Eve Stewart
Editor    James Thomas
Costume Designer    Rahel Afiley
Composer    Christophe Beck
Song Writer    Bret McKenzie
Music Supervisor    Bret McKenzie
Co-Producer    Bill Barretta
Co-Producer    Angus More Gordon
Casting Director    Randi Hiller
Casting Director    Tamara-Lee Notcutt
Casting Director    Kelly Valentine Hendry
Casting Director    Victor Jenkins
Unit Production Manager    John G. Scotti
Unit Production Manager    Angus More Gordon
Assistant Director    Ben Howarth
Assistant Director    Harriet Worth
Additional Editor    Jon Poll
Choreography    Francesca Jaynes
Production Supervisor    Hannah Godwin
Supervising Art Director    Grant Armstrong
Standby Art Director    Sarah-Jane Prentice
Standby Art Direction    Steven Richie
Additional Art Direction    Tom Weaving
Additional Art Direction    Leon McCarthy
Storyboard Artist    John Coven
Storyboard Artist    Tracey Wilson
Set Decorator    Anna Lynch-Robinson
Costume Supervisor    Dulcie Scott
Make-up and Hair Designer    Emma Scott
Script Supervisor    Anna Worley
Assistant Script Supervisor    Marianne Huet
Sound Mixer    John Midgley
Post-Production Supervisor    Abigail Callahan
Assistant Editor    Jason Barnoski
Visual Effects Supervisor    Sean Mathiesen
Visual Effects Producer    Scott Shapiro
Supervising Music Editor    Lisa Jaime
Music Editor    Brett Pierce
Songs Recorded By    David Bianco
Songs Recorded By    Satoshi Mark Noguchi
Songs Recorded By    Rick Ruggieri
Songs Recorded By    John Van Nest
Songs Recorded By    Nick Wollage
Songs Mixed By    Satoshi Mark Noguchi
Songs Mixed By    Mickey Petralia
Songs Mixed By    Rick Ruggieri
Foley Mixer    John Guentner
Foley Mixer    Blake Collins
Foley Mixer    Richard Duarte
Special Effects Supervisor    Stefano Pepin
Special Effects Coordinator    Laura Davison

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/21 2 $4,662,265   3,194 $1,460   $4,662,265 1
2014/03/22 2 $7,139,311 +53% 3,194 $2,235   $11,801,576 2
2014/03/23 2 $5,203,550 -27% 3,194 $1,629   $17,005,126 3
2014/03/24 2 $1,158,166 -78% 3,194 $363   $18,163,292 4
2014/03/25 2 $1,421,628 +23% 3,194 $445   $19,584,920 5
2014/03/26 2 $1,146,496 -19% 3,194 $359   $20,731,416 6
2014/03/27 2 $1,106,273 -4% 3,194 $346   $21,837,689 7
2014/03/28 3 $2,630,480 +138% 3,194 $824   $24,468,169 8
2014/03/29 3 $5,343,672 +103% 3,194 $1,673   $29,811,841 9
2014/03/30 3 $3,304,976 -38% 3,194 $1,035   $33,116,817 10
2014/03/31 5 $672,614 -80% 3,194 $211   $33,789,431 11
2014/04/01 5 $774,170 +15% 3,194 $242   $34,563,601 12
2014/04/02 5 $651,948 -16% 3,194 $204   $35,215,549 13
2014/04/03 5 $641,902 -2% 3,194 $201   $35,857,451 14
2014/04/04 6 $1,521,015 +137% 3,052 $498   $37,378,466 15
2014/04/05 5 $2,855,722 +88% 3,052 $936   $40,234,188 16
2014/04/06 5 $1,768,620 -38% 3,052 $579   $42,002,808 17
2014/04/07 7 $373,371 -79% 3,052 $122   $42,376,179 18
2014/04/08 6 $457,211 +22% 3,052 $150   $42,833,390 19
2014/04/09 6 $336,557 -26% 3,052 $110   $43,169,947 20
2014/04/10 6 $307,100 -9% 3,052 $101   $43,477,047 21
2014/04/11 9 $558,286 +82% 2,261 $247   $44,035,333 22
2014/04/12 9 $993,119 +78% 2,261 $439   $45,028,452 23
2014/04/13 9 $724,539 -27% 2,261 $320   $45,752,991 24
2014/04/14 9 $250,365 -65% 2,261 $111   $46,003,356 25
2014/04/15 9 $508,888 +103% 2,261 $225   $46,512,244 26
2014/04/16 10 $358,064 -30% 2,261 $158   $46,870,308 27
2014/04/17 10 $380,245 +6% 2,026 $188   $47,250,553 28
2014/04/18 13 $471,706 +24% 929 $508   $47,722,259 29
2014/04/19 14 $374,036 -21% 929 $403   $48,096,295 30
2014/04/20 14 $211,523 -43% 929 $228   $48,307,818 31
2014/04/21 13 $186,956 -12% 929 $201   $48,494,774 32
2014/04/22 13 $114,767 -39% 929 $124   $48,609,541 33
2014/04/23 13 $129,128 +13% 929 $139   $48,738,669 34
2014/04/24 13 $106,358 -18% 929 $114   $48,845,027 35
2014/05/23 - $129,128   269 $480   $50,283,307 64
2014/05/24 - $106,358 -18% 269 $395   $50,557,326 65

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/21 2 $17,005,126   3,194 $5,324   $17,005,126 3
2014/03/28 3 $11,279,128 -34% 3,194 $3,531   $33,116,817 10
2014/04/04 5 $6,145,357 -46% 3,052 $2,014   $42,002,808 17
2014/04/11 9 $2,275,944 -63% 2,261 $1,007   $45,752,991 24
2014/04/18 14 $1,057,265 -54% 929 $1,138   $48,307,818 31
2014/04/25 17 $566,362 -46% 265 $2,137   $49,411,389 38
2014/05/02 22 $260,271 -54% 376 $692   $49,779,216 45
2014/05/09 30 $176,982 -32% 285 $621   $50,012,328 52
2014/05/16 35 $104,091 -41% 195 $534   $50,154,179 59
2014/05/23 27 $195,392 +88% 269 $726   $50,382,528 66
2014/06/06 28 $99,874   197 $507   $50,825,812 80
2014/06/13 34 $67,329 -33% 158 $426   $50,972,373 87
2014/06/20 41 $39,142 -42% 116 $337   $51,065,721 94
2014/06/27 45 $30,443 -22% 67 $454   $51,132,820 101
2014/07/04 57 $10,954 -64% 41 $267   $51,163,447 108
2014/07/11 66 $5,892 -46% 23 $256   $51,178,893 115

Muppets Most Wanted

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