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.
17 June 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Los pingüinos de papá
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Opening Weekend USA: $18,445,355,
17 June 2011, Wide Release
Gross USA: $68,224,452
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $189,624,452
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
There are six main penguins who feature in this movie but in the source novel there were twelve. Most were named after historical navy captains: Cook, Nelson, Columbus, etc. See more
The location of the envelope under the sideboard changes in different shots. See more
Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone
Yes, send penguins.
No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey
, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming. See more
References Sesame Street
Written by Daniel May
and Marc Ferrari
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