|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$66,388,946||$36,130,088||$102,519,034|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$88,625,922||$72,346,000||$160,971,922|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $102,519,034 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #22,593)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Kermit, Beaker, Statler, Rizzo (The Muppets), Kermit the Frog, Foo Foo, Statler, Beaker, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman (Muppets Most Wanted), Kermit the Frog Performed by (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), Kermit The Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beake (Muppet Treasure Island), Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker/Cosmic Fish (Muppets From Space)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jason Segel, James Bobin, Bill Barretta, Nicholas Stoller, Dave Goelz|
November 26th, 2014
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year.
August 7th, 2014
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?
March 1st, 2014
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.
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?
|3/21/2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Kermit the Frog, Foo Foo, Statler, Beaker, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman||$51,178,893||$28,133,408||$79,312,301|
|11/23/2011||The Muppets||Kermit, Beaker, Statler, Rizzo||$88,625,922||$72,346,000||$160,971,922|
|11/16/2007||Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium||Kermit the Frog Performed by||$32,061,555||$36,130,088||$68,191,643|
|10/1/1999||The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland||Ernie||$11,634,458||$0||$11,634,458|
|7/14/1999||Muppets From Space||Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker/Cosmic Fish||$16,304,786||$0||$16,304,786|
|2/16/1996||Muppet Treasure Island||Kermit The Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beake||$34,327,391||$0||$34,327,391|