Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MOVIE BOX OFFICE: BREAKING DAWN, PLUS THE RETURN OF THE MUPPETS

I haven't really been following the movie box office too much lately, as I've been preoccupied with other more important business over the last several weeks.

Apparently, the box office was in a bit of a slump for a number of months, based on what I've read at Deadline Hollywood. But according to them, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has broken that long slump.

It almost set the Twilight record opening, based on this report at Box Office Mojo. Not bad for a movie getting killed by the critics. It just seems to me, though, that it doesn't matter. The Twilight fans are Twilight fans and they love the Twilight movies no matter what anyone else thinks. As for guys, you won't find many of us caught dead in a theater watching it, that's for sure.

There are some predictions out there for the Thanksgiving weekend that this flick will hold the Number One spot, which surprises me a little because The Muppets are coming out. I would have thought The Muppets would just clean up and dominate, because I don't know one person who doesn't like the Muppets. 

The movie, co-written by big Muppet fan Jason Segel (who also stars in it), is getting exceptional reviews. The story is about how all the Muppets reunite to save the Muppet Theater from being razed. You'd think kids would go crazy over it, but maybe the Muppets have just been gone from the scene too long. Anyway, I still think it might do very well and rake in the dough in the end. The Muppets are due for a huge comeback.

Here's an interesting thread in the National Post all about the Muppets, with readers voting on who is the greatest Muppet of them all.

Check it out, it's fun reading. That's it for now.

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