Your Reporter and mine says:
... Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked moved up the chart to No. 3 on Thursday, grossing $4 million for a seven-day domestic cume of $36.9 million. ... Chipwrecked had no trouble besting Steven Spielberg's 3D family film The Adventures of Tintin, which is off to a soft start, opening Wednesday to $2.3 million and grossing $2.5 million on Thursday for a two-day cume of $8 million. ...
So is Tintin the Boy Reporter the problem (being as how he hasn't made a big dent in the American consciousness), or is it the mocap, or is it the story itself?
I continue to think that, all things equal, mocap aliens, dinosaurs and chimpanzees work well in a live-action environment, but mocap humans are a harder sell. And mocap humans in a totally digital environment are a problem because everybody knows how humans in live-action look, move, and act ... and their mo-cap cousins are always a little ... what's the word? ... creepy.
On the other hand, Europeans bought Tintin hook, line and bobber, so perhaps I'm gazing at this through the wrong prism.