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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,281,507Details
International Box Office $211,411Details
Worldwide Box Office $27,492,918
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 11th, 1992 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: December 8th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Muppet Christmas Carol (Re: 2017) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: October 6th, 1995 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 85 minutes
Franchise: Muppets
Comparisons: vs. Paddington
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Keywords: Christmas, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Voiceover/Narration, Hauntings, Boss From Hell, Terminal Illness
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 341 $6,548,980 Jan 1, 1993 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 333 $6,525,228 Dec 25, 1992 17

Leading Cast

   Ebenezer Scrooge


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

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

Production and Technical Credits

Michael Ford    Set Decorator

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 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 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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1992/12/11 6 $6,386,002   2,075 $3,078   $6,386,002 1
1992/12/18 6 $8,072,424 +26% 2,084 $3,874   $14,458,426 2
1992/12/25 10 $7,153,163 -11% 2,020 $3,541   $21,611,589 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 12/8/2017 $48,506 29 153 306 $211,411 1/3/2018
International Total$211,411 1/3/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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
12/3/20172629,082 713,637$248,651$8,323,4261,157
12/10/20172619,083 732,720$162,206$8,485,6321,158

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

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