Posted by: ckckred | December 26, 2011

Tintin’s performance at the Domestic Box Office: Better than you think

This week at the box office, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ranked number one with $26.5 million, while Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows had $17.8 million, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked got $13.3 million, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came in a disappointing fourth with $13 million.  The Adventures of Tintin, on the other hand, took in $9.1 million for a $17.1 million total domestically.

Now on the first look, it looks like The Adventures of Tintin was a disappointment.  It’s a 3-D film, with high profile names from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.  And the film has received a strong response from critics ( I wrote a positive review a few days ago, in fact).  But that’s not the case.

The Adventures of Tintin has been a great global success.  Internationally, it raked in over $215 million, and broke box office records in France.  The reason being is that The Adventures of Tintin is more popular outside the United States, especially in Europe.  Tintin was created by Hergé and is based in Belgium.  Many of Tintin’s adventures are based in Europe, with the only one in the United States is Tintin in America.

And I still think The Adventures of Tintin could reach $100 million domestically.  But The Adventures of Tintin definitely is already a box office success.


  1. I haven’t seen Tin Tin yet. I’m glad it is considered a success. It is quite impressive that Steven Spielberg has 2 incredibly different movies opening this weekend.

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