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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  17 June 2011 (USA)
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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

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Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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17 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Los pingüinos de papá  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,445,355 (USA) (17 June 2011)

Gross:

$68,218,041 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Ben Stiller was originally cast as Mr. Popper. Reportedly, Stiller withdrew from the film after original director Noah Baumbach left. Jack Black and Owen Wilson were considered to replace him, the lead role went to Jim Carrey. See more »

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In the 1970s, Thomas Popper Jr. uses an amateur radio set to communicate with his father. It is operating around 21.2460 MHZ; however, during this time period, this was not an available voice frequency to American amateurs. See more »

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Mr. Popper: Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone: Send-da-penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yes, send penguins.
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After the end of the credits, you hear one of the penguins hoot three times (but not loud enough to be "Loudy"!) See more »

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References The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) See more »

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LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Good heartwarming family film,although it wouldn't be the same without Jim Carrey,
7 September 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Mr Poppers Penguins is a fairly good heartwarming family film,although I would say I would have been very bored with the film if it weren't for Jim Carrey as Mr Popper and the humor able penguins all with a funny personality (especially Nimrod).

After his father passes away,Mr Popper gets sent six penguins from him in the Antartic,One named Captain,Nimrod,Stinky,Lovey,Loudey and Bitey,which makes the man life a lot more diffucult,with his job and having to keep to penguins in his house without anyone around his apartment area finding out because it is illegal,although he starts to feel love for the penguins especially when it makes his son and his daughter like him a lot more.


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