Critics Give Thanks For 3 New Movies

Subscribe The Muppets

At no time in memory have three films opened on the same day with as many positive reviews as those that are opening today. Critics are virtually unanimous in their praise of The Muppets, Hugo, and Arthur Christmas , all of them family films, and the latter two carrying 3D surcharges. Only The Muppets , however, is expected to do as well at the box office as it has in the critics' columns. Box office pundits are predicting that it will earn around $40-50 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday -- around what it cost to produce. Arthur Christmas , they say, will likely bring in around $14-18 million, while Martin Scorsese's first family film, Hugo, may be lucky to earn much more than $10 million -- but then, it will be playing in only about 1,200 theaters, some 2,000 fewer than the other two. It also may be the most costly film of the three -- with some reports putting a price of $175 million on the production, based on the best-selling children's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Meanwhile, the Weinstein Co. plans to open My Week with Marilyn , starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, in 12 theaters today (Wednesday), expanding to 244 on Friday. Also on Friday the silent, black-and-white film The Artist opens in New York and Los Angeles to begin a push for Oscar recognition.



Tags: The Muppets - Marilyn Monroe - Michelle Williams

Subscribe The Muppets

More The Muppets

Bert & Ernie Spark Equality Debate After Bakery Refuses To Create 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image...

Not Even Ricky Gervais Could Steal The Limelight From Those Muppets

Despite enjoying a starring role in the new Muppets movie, Most Wanted, Ricky Gervais felt second best to Kermit, Piggy and the rest of his...

The 'Muppets Most Wanted' Meet The Press

With their new movie taking global cinemas by storm, the Muppets have been out on the press trail chatting to journalists and keeping them laughing....

Kermiggy Vs. Kimye - The Muppets Mock Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Vogue Cover

A war of words has been waging on social media between those who believe Kim Kardashian is the height of fashion and sophistication and those...


'The Muppets' Are Still Most Wanted - But Who's Your Favorite?

‘The Muppets: Most Wanted’ hits US theatres today, and our guess is that both young and old are going to be queueing up for...

After a Shaky Start, 'Muppets Most Wanted' Strikes a Chord With The Critics

It must be difficult to follow 2011’s The Muppets, featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segal in a musical that delighted critics and fans alike. And...

The Muppets Take Their Rightful Place As The Main Stars In 'The Muppets Most Wanted-Review Roundup

The latest Muppets adventure, 'The Muppets Most Wanted,' is only days away from hitting theatres across the globe, and as anticipation is building, so is...

So Far, The Critics Are Divided On 'Muppets Most Wanted' - Review Roundup

The last outing for The Muppets on the big screen saw Amy Adams and Jason Segal lauded for their all-singing, all-dancing exploits. Most Wanted picks...



The Muppets Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Muppets

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All