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Box Office Slump Extends Into A Third Week

20th December 2011

Any hope that the 2011 domestic box office might finally overtake 2010's vanished over the weekend as ticket sales fell well below predictions for the third week in a row. After strong spring and summer...

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Mission Accomplished

19th December 2011

Against the backdrop of another dismal weekend at the box office, Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol put in a top-notch performance as it opened in just 425 locations (mostly IMAX) with $13.6 million. The idea...

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New Year's Eve Ain't No Valentine's Day

13th December 2011

Last February, Sony's Valentine's Day , featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and a solid $56.3 million. Last weekend, New Year's Eve, featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and...

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New Year's Eve Ball Falls With A Thud

12th December 2011

Just when you thought the box office couldn't get any worse than it got last weekend, it got worse. After recording its lowest gross of the year last week, it set a new low of...

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Box Office Worst Weekend Of The Year

6th December 2011

The weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday lived up to its reputation as a lowpoint of the year at the box office. But this one was even lower than usual, beating even the weekend after the...

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Fox Business Channel Accuses Hollywood Of Brainwashing Kids

6th December 2011

The Fox Business Channel, which has been struggling to find an identity to differentiate itself from rivals CNBC and Bloomberg, may be borrowing one from its sibling, the Fox News Network. The channel's anchor Eric...

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The Muppets Accused Of Brainwashing American Kids

6th December 2011

Disney's new movie The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams amongst others, has been accused of brainwashing the youth of America with liberal propaganda by the Fox Business Channel anchor Eric Bolling.The movie, which...

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Tops Slow Box Office Weekend

5th December 2011

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' has claimed the number one spot at the US box office for the third consecutive week. The movie - which stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor...

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Muppets Fail To Break Breaking Dawn's Hold On First Place

5th December 2011

Where's Oscar the Grouch when you need him? Many box-office forecasters had predicted that this would be the weekend when Disney's The Muppets took over first place from Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn...

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Twilight Sequel Still The Tops At The U.s. Box Office

5th December 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is still a big hit in U.S. cinemas, keeping The Muppets off the top of the box office for another week.The Muppets were expected to take over...

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No New Movies To Open Wide This Weekend

2nd December 2011

Given that the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday is notoriously lame at the box office, studios this year have tossed in the towel not one of them is opening a movie wide. Some have elected...

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Thanksgiving Box Office Down

29th November 2011

Moviegoers apparently didn't get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in...

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Dawn Far From Dead In Second Week

28th November 2011

There was still plenty of life in the undead over the Thanksgiving holiday, illustrated by the estimated $62.3 million that The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 brought in over the five-day period. The...

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Lady Gaga Missed Out On The Muppets Cameo

28th November 2011

Lady Gaga lost out on the chance to make her big screen debut in new family movie The Muppets after her cameo was cut from the final edit.The pop superstar, real name Stefani Germanotta, is...

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Movie Reviews The Muppets

23rd November 2011

If George Lucas had been assigned the task of staging the motion-picture comeback of the Muppets, he might have done to them what he did to Yoda, his Star Wars character originally created in Jim...

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Critics Give Thanks For 3 New Movies

23rd November 2011

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,...

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Breaking Dawn Breaks Out; Happy Feet Broken

22nd November 2011

It did not earn as much in its opening weekend as some box-office pundits had predicted it would. It did not even set a domestic record for the franchise, but The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn,...

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Producer's Muppet Mishap Led To Cut Cameo

22nd November 2011

The Muppets producer Todd Lieberman's cameo in the new movie was cut after he failed to get to grips with perfecting his puppetry.During one ensemble scene in the highly-anticipated return of Jim Henson's colourful characters,...

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Tess Daly And Fearne Cotton To Introduce Gary Barlow Supergroup

18th November 2011

Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton have launched the 31st live Children in Need show, the much-loved Bbc telethon that's raised hundreds of millions for charity since its beginnings in 1980. Joining them will be a...

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The Things They Say 23498

16th November 2011

"I hope she grows up knowing that I love her very much and that all of my friends are not furry puppeted animals." The Muppets star Amy Adams fears her young daughter thinks she's personal...

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The Things They Tweet 2094

14th November 2011

"Landed in NY and someone took my bag by mistake. He is going to be confused when he opens it and finds a Jason Segel Muppet." Funnyman Jason Segel, who stars in new movie The...

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Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

10th November 2011

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

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Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

10th November 2011

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

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The Muppets Tipped To Host Oscars 2012

10th November 2011

The Muppets have been backed to host the Oscars in February 2012 after the sensational exit of Eddie Muprhy and producer Brett Ratner. The comedic actor stepped down following the controversy surrounding Ratner's use of...

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Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

10th November 2011

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

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Kasabian Wanted On Stage Puppets

10th November 2011

Tom Meighan wanted Jim Henson's Creature Shop to design Kasabian's stage set.The group are preparing to go on the road in support of their latest LP 'Velociraptor!' and wanted the famous puppeteers - whose most...

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Jason Segal: 'Muppets Movie Is The Coolest Thing Ever'

22nd August 2011

Jason Segel thinks the new 'Muppet' movie is "the coolest thing ever". The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for the film - explained he is very proud that people recently...

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Jason Segal: 'The Muppets Was Very Labour Intensive'

16th August 2011

Jason Segal was "surprised" at how "labour-intensive" working on 'The Muppets' was.The 31-year-old star - who appears alongside Amy Adams as one of the main human characters in the forthcoming film with Miss Piggy and...

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Rockers Record Renditions Of Muppet Music

28th June 2011

Rockers Weezer, Paramore and Evanescence will all appear on a special new collaboration album - celebrating the songs made famous by The Muppets.The Green Album features a host of bands paying tribute to the furry...

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Amy Adams Flattered By Kermit Invite

22nd June 2011

Amy Adams agreed to take part in 'The Muppets' after Kermit the Frog asked her. The actress appears alongside Jason Segal in the new movie based on Jim Henson's creatures and while she has always...

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