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,
19 June 2011
Gross USA: $68,224,452
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $187,361,754
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The opening takes place in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1981. See more
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
Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone
Yes, send penguins.
After the end of the credits, you hear one of the penguins hoot three times (but not loud enough to be "Loudy"!) See more
DOO WAH DOOH WAH
Written and Performed by Syd Dale
(as Sydney Dale)
Courtesy of The Music Collective See more