22 December 2011 6:38 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, The Adventures of Tintin David Fincher/Rooney Mara/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Has Good (Not Great) Opening Day: Box Office With Tom Cruise performing impossible stunts in Brad Bird's live-action Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol, Tintin's motion-captured stunts in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn may look a tad less compelling. At least in English-speaking North America. Whereas The Adventures of Tintin has grossed $239 million overseas, in the Us/Canada the adventure tale featuring the intrepid Belgian hero opened with a disappointing $2.3 million on Wednesday, Dec. 21, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Tintin had already earned about $3.2 million in Quebec, where it opened on Dec. 9.) Tintin's top foreign market is France, where it has pulled in $53m; it's currently the fourth biggest 2011 release in that country, after local box-office hits Intouchables and Nothing to Declare, »

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