As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 led the box office once again over the extended Thanksgiving frame, but Disney’s The Muppets reboot more than held its own in second place. Meanwhile, newcomers Arthur Christmas and Hugo started modestly, and The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn, and The Artist all impressed in limited release. Here’s how the box office played out over the holiday weekend: READ FULL STORY
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Box office update: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' wins Friday with $16.9 million; 'The Descendants' huge in limited release
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 topped the box office on Black Friday with a whopping $16.9 million, which puts the vampire romance on track for a $40 million three-day weekend, and a $65 million five-day frame.
After eight days, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 has grossed $196.2 million (it will pass $200 million tonight), and it’s holding a bit better in its second weekend than its predecessor, Eclipse, did in 2010. READ FULL STORY
Back when I first read that Chris Cooper had signed on for The Muppets, the combination already sounded delightfully weird. What would a leather-voiced Oscar winner want with America’s favorite felt-face musicians? Would he lead them on a drug-fueled vision quest, à la Adaptation? Or suffocate them with sociopathic rage like in American Beauty? It was a pop culture mash-up worthy of a double take. (Beware: Spoilers ahead.) READ FULL STORY
The Muppets meant to say they’re done with the parody portion of their advertising — except for print. And with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 closing in on theaters, we now can enjoy three one-sheets for The Muppet Saga: There’s the Edward-esque Vamphibian (Kermit), Bella Swine (Miss Piggy), and WereRowlf (clearly long-haired and shirtless like Jacob in the early films). Check them out below: READ FULL STORY
In Disney’s latest clip from The Muppets, we learn that Walter can sing, dance, and wear the heck out of a powder blue suit. During a musical romp around town, Walter and Gary (costar Jason Segel) gather a crowd to sing about the joys of living. Unfortunately for Walter, Gary’s gangly dance style spells high kicks and pratfalls for the newest Muppet. See the clip — also the first peek at the new Muppets songs from Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie — after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Disney just released three new clips from Nov. 23’s The Muppets, starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and everyone’s favorite felt-faced friends. We learn a few more things about the newest Muppet, Walter. Namely, he may not be a crack detective, but, boy, does he know where to find a good chili dog.
In another clip, we’re treated to a confrontation between Miss Piggy (looking ravishing as ever) and her latest rival for Kermit’s attention. It has to be the single greatest use of the line, “Oh, look! An omelet station!” in cinematic history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Orson Welles! See the new clips after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Did you enjoy The Muppets‘ parody of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? How about their spoof of The Green Lantern? Too bad — The Muppets are done (done!) with mock trailers. Or, as they say in their newest teaser, “This now completes the parody portion of our advertising.”
That’s not to say they don’t get a few more spoofs in: The final parody trailer pokes fun at Paranormal Activity, Puss In Boots (why is there no cat Muppet?!), and Breaking Prawn, which might just be more tolerable than the original for some of us. Watch the trailer starring “Jason The Segel” after the jump — and marvel about how you still laugh at “fart shoes.” (I’m sorry, I’m 5.) READ FULL STORY
The Muppets are everywhere. In our music videos, in Emmy award-winning TV shows, and in a respectable number of movie trailers. So it’s surprising that in The Muppets‘ new trailer, Rashida Jones tells our furry friends, “You guys aren’t famous anymore.”
So begins their quest to reclaim relevance. And how do they do so? Via a world tour, many rehearsals, and singing chickens. Watch the trailer for the Jason Segel-Amy Adams-starring comedy after the jump — it’s so cute, I’m willing to forgive them for joining the “F— You” party one year too late. READ FULL STORY
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