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The Muppet Movie (1979)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,657,000Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 963 $76,657,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,838 $76,657,000

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 22nd, 1979 (Wide) by Associated Film Distributors
Video Release: August 13th, 2013 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 95 minutes
Franchise: Muppets
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Keywords: Breaking the Fourth Wall, Gratuitous Cameos, Road Trip, Movie Business, Non-Chronological, Beauty Pageants, Food, Dream Sequence, Romance, Kidnap, Scene in End Credits, Inventor, Mad Scientist, Nazis Outside of World War II
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Jim Henson Productions, Lord Grade, Martin Starger
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States


   Various voices
   Biker in El Sleezo CafĂ©/Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle
   Floyd Pepper/Crazy Harry/Robin the Frog/Lew Zealand
   The Great Gonzo/Zoot/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Charles Durning    Doc Hopper
Austin Pendleton    Max
Edgar Bergen    Himself
Milton Berle    Himself
Mel Brooks    Himself
James Coburn    Himself
Dom DeLuise    Himself
Elliott Gould    Beauty Contest Compere
Bob Hope    Ice cream vendor
Madeline Kahn    El Sleezo Patron
Carol Kane    Myth
Cloris Leachman    Lord's Secretary
Steve Martin    Insolent Waiter
Richard Pryor    Balloon Vendor
Telly Savalas    El Sleezo Tough
Orson Welles    Lew Lord
Paul Williams    Himself
Scott Walker    Frog Killer
Lawrence Gabriel, Jr.    Sailor
Ira F. Grubman    Bartender
H.B. Haggerty    Lumberjack
Bruce Kirby    Gate Guard
Tommy Madden    One-eyed Midget
James Frawley    Waiter
Arnold Roberts    Cowboy
Carroll Spinney    Big Bird

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jerry Juhl
Screenwriter    Jack Burns
Producer    Jim Henson
Executive Producer    Martin Starger
Co-Producer    David Lazer
Assistant Director    Ron Wright
Production Manager    Kurt Neumann
Production Designer    Joel Schiller
Art Director    Les Gobruegge
Set Decorator    Richard Goddard
Visual Consultant    Leigh Malone
Director of Photography    Isidore Mankofsky
Costume Designer    Calista Hendrickson
Costume Designer    Gwen Capetanos
Costume Supervisor    Charles E. James
Editor    Chris Greenbury
Sound Mixer    Charles Lewis
Re-recording Mixer    David Dockendorf
Sound Effects Editor    Bill Wistrom
Music Editor    John Caper, Jr.
Composer    Paul Williams
Song Writer    Paul Williams
Song Writer    Kenny Ascher
Casting Director    Gus Schirmer

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Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/18/2013918,754 18,754$339,064$339,0641

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