Why can't Tintin be released here yet?!
The Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, had the highest grossing opening for an animated film in the history of India.
The film raked in 73.5 million rupees (about 1.46 million in U.S. dollars) this past weekend, beating Kung Fu Panda 2 by 20 million rupees.
The numbers are even more staggering as Tintin had to compete against the Indian film, Rockstar, which grossed 640 million rupees (12.7 million) and the animation genre is still growing in India.
The film was released in Hindi and English with over 350 prints ordered throughout the country, breaking another record.
This performance is also the highest grossing of ANY of Spielberg's films in India.
Unfortunately, the Americans have to wait until December 21, 2011 before the film is screened in the States
Tags: animation, films, peter jackson, steven spielberg, tintin