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Audiences Celebrate 'New Year's Eve' Early On The Worst Box Office Weekend Of 2011

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 11, 2011 12:07 PM
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It’s not a surprise to see two of the year’s mildest weekends following each other. It is, however, a bit of a departure to see them at the beginning of December. The top twenty films at the box office brought a cumulative $73.2 million, the worst weekend of 2011. That's right, even worse than last weekend which had no new wide releases. You can keep filling up the theaters with crap Hollywood, just don't expect anyone to go.

The Amazing Race: Who Will Win Golden Globes Nominations, And Why Do We Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 12:40 PM
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  • 7 Comments

Weekend Box Office: 'Twilight' Beats Back 'Muppets' For Third Straight Week At #1

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 4, 2011 12:10 PM
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Weekend Box Office: It's A 'Twilight' Thanksgiving While 'The Muppets' Wins The Family Film Battle Royale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2011 11:59 AM
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It's Thankgiving, which means people spend time and money to go see their loved ones, only to get away from them as fast as possible. And always the first to escape from dull holiday festivities, it looks like teens (and Moms who should know better) kept flocking to see Edward and Bella fang bang as "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" took the top spot in week number two, taking in $62.3 million over the five day long weekend. However, the franchise is becoming increasingly front-loaded with its biggest second week drop over, hovering somewhere around 76%. Even so, the film should have at least one more solid week in the bank as next weekend is a bizarrely barren with no major release scheduled. However, it will likely be leap-frogged by this weekend's number two movie "The Muppets."

In Theaters: 'Hugo' Will Try And Clean The Clock Of 'The Muppets' & 'Arthur Christmas'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • November 23, 2011 3:51 PM
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The Amazing Race: Which Composers & Songwriters Will Feel The Sound Of Music This Year?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 23, 2011 1:20 PM
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Nicholas Stoller Talks Revamping ‘The Muppets’ For The Modern Age & The “Core Sweetness” That Runs Through All His Work

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 22, 2011 11:20 AM
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As the director of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and co-writer and director of “Get Him To The Greek,” Nicholas Stoller has found enormous success shepherding original ideas onto the silver screen. But when he decided to pair up with his ‘Sarah Marshall’ screenwriter and star Jason Segel for an update of “The Muppets,” he faced a considerable challenge, not only in handling a beloved property, but figuring out a way to reintroduce it to audiences who, unlike himself and Segel, might not automatically be as in love with Kermit and company.

Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 21, 2011 3:02 PM
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Elmo's Team Lawyered Up, Kept Him Out Of 'The Muppets'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 3:00 PM
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Review: 'The Muppets' Is Inspirational, Celebrational & One Of The Year's Best Films

  • By James Rocchi
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  • November 18, 2011 8:01 AM
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  • 9 Comments
Watching "The Muppets," the Jason Segel-spearheaded effort to re-launch Jim Henson's furry friends and familiar faces into the new millennium after years of corporate tussling and fallow creative hibernation, I wasn't pulled in by having emblems of my youth shoved down my throat with the sickly-sweet toxic oil of retrograde fond remembrance and fuzzy post-modern self-awareness. Instead, I was engaged by the characters, the plot, the message and the medium of the Muppets themselves -- decidedly low-tech puppets in an age when computer-generated imagery makes the imagination both limitless and, too often, lifeless on-screen.

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