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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,206,251Details
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,594 $31,206,251
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,535 $31,206,251

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 26th, 1981 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 97 minutes
Franchise: Muppets
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall, Gratuitous Cameos, Heist
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 226 $9,843,552 Jul 3, 1981 10


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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/26 6 $2,760,026   680 $4,059   $2,760,026 1
1981/07/03 6 $3,050,733 +11% 621 $4,913   $8,641,040 2
1981/07/10 8 $2,295,233 -25% 700 $3,279   $14,467,818 3
1981/07/17 10 $1,593,954 -31% 589 $2,706   $17,840,777 4
1981/07/24 12 $1,593,954 n/c 0     $20,235,000 5
1981/08/07 18 $504,000   258 $1,953   $22,756,670 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/26 6 $5,590,307   680 $8,221   $5,590,307 1
1981/07/03 6 $6,582,278 +18% 621 $10,599   $12,172,585 2
1981/07/10 8 $4,074,238 -38% 700 $5,820   $16,246,823 3
1981/07/17 8 $2,394,223 -41% 589 $4,065   $18,641,046 4