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:
Mr. Popper's Penguins
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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
When Janie and Billy enter Mr.Popper's "snowy" home, Janie has the keys in her right and her left hand is in her coat's pocket. A few seconds later, she throws a snowball to her dad. But, in those seconds, she didn't bowed to take some snow for snowball. See more
You are falling asleep.
No I'm not.
Hmm, that must be me.
You really should go to bed.
Uh-uh, I'm not leaving him, he's a Popper.
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
Features Shoulder Arms
CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'THE CIRCUS'
(The Circus (1928)
Music Composed by Charles Chaplin
Courtesy of Roy Export S.A.S. See more