The box office chickens have really come home to roost for Disney’s The Muppets. The divisive political partisanship that stunk up their re-launch a couple of years ago, has caught up to them in a fierce way with “Muppets Most Wanted.” After 20 days in release, the sequel has grossed only $41 million. The budget was $50 million, not including a probable $25 to $40 million promotion budget.
One big mistake Disney made with the sequel was in the casting of Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais — two actors that carry an enormous amount of divisive political baggage.
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