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Tintin is Smashing Records…in India!

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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

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5 comments to “Tintin is Smashing Records…in India!”

  1. 1

    The preview for this looks painful. Personally I just don't get it. If your goal is to make the animation as lifelike as possible, then why use animation at all? This movie could have been great if they had chosen to either use real people or to go the cartoon-y animated route, but no. For me, I'm afraid this one is lost in the uncanny valley.

  2. 2

    I cant wait to see this movie. When I was a kid in the 70's and 80's I use to read these books over and over. Wish I still had them, not sure where they disappeared to. But I wish it was a live action movie and not Motion capture film.

  3. 3

    I grew up with Tintin and i'm looking forward to seeing this. Finally a reason to go to the theaters again around my bday.

  4. 4

    Re: Taffernoodles – Have to agree with you, saw the preview two weeks ago and just did not get it - plus whatever they are using for animation did not look too good (sorry not familiar with all the various forms, grew up with real artists like Disney).

  5. 5

    The movie is AMAZING! I live in Europe, so I've seen it, just a-ma-zing!