Apparently nobody wants to see icky old Motion Capture ... except when they do.
... Tintin was No. 1 in the U.K., where it grossed $10.7 million.
This weekend alone, the movie grossed $2.1 million from 169 screens in Herge's home nation, $1.9 million from 297 screens in Sweden, $1.8 million from 174 screens in Switzerland, $1.6 million on 221 screens in Denmark and $1.3 million on 250 screens in Holland and $1.3 million in Italy.
In Spain, it grossed $6.7 million on 798 screens -- 50 percent of the country's entire market ...
All I have seen of the feature is the trailer with the frenetic cutting and spectacular action fragments. Big ships, things blowing up, close ups of characters slogging through the uncanny valley. Judging from the European opening, audiences are flocking to the well-loved comic book figure's big screen adventure. I think we can say that, thus far, it hasn't been the still-born entity that Mars Needs Moms turned out to be.
Who knows? Maybe it will be a sizable global hit.