Tintin Fans
 
"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" doesn't open in U.S. theaters for nearly two months, but the Steven Spielberg-directed film already has the makings of a hit overseas.

This weekend, the animated 3-D film opened in 19 foreign markets and collected $55.8 million, according to an estimate from international distributors Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures.

The studios decided to launch the Peter Jackson-produced film so far ahead of its U.S. debut on Dec. 21 in part to boost ticket sales in Europe, where the 82-year-old Belgian comic book series is a beloved part of the cultural history. If the film is successful abroad, the studios are hopeful that it will fare well domestically, where the cartoon character is foreign to most moviegoers.

This weekend, the film about a young reporter seeking hidden treasure was No. 1 in 17 of the 19 markets in which it opened. The movie had the strongest debut in France, where it grossed $21.5 million, marking the second biggest debut of the year behind the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film. It also did solid business in Britain, Spain and "Tintin's" native Belgium, where the movie grossed $2.1 million.

Despite its respectable start abroad, the movie still has a long way to go before it can be considered a success. The picture cost its financial backers between $150 million and $175 million after tax credits, according to people close to the production. The studios will also spend more than $100 million to market and release the movie worldwide, and about 30% of "Tintin" revenue will go directly to Spielberg and Jackson.

 
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Moulinsart S.A., the public limited company created to protect and promote the works of the iconic Belgian artist HERGÉ, is delighted to announce the launch (phase 1) of a new English-language website hosted at Tintin.com.

Tintin’s growing popularity, ever since his first appearance all the way back in 1929, is simply astounding. Today 250 million books have...
 
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A film score (also sometimes called background music or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film, forming part of the film's soundtrack, which also usually includes dialogue and sound effects. The score comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental or choral pieces called cues which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question. As for the film Tintin, John Williams created an original music ; here is the tracklist:

TRACKLIST : La bande originale de Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (3:04)
Snowy's Theme (2:10)
The Secret of the Scrolls (3:13)
Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase (4:08)
Marlinspike Hall (3:59)
Escape from the Karaboudjan (3:21)
Sir Francis and the Unicorn (5:05)
Captain Haddock Takes the Oars (2:17)
Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure (6:10)
Capturing Mr. Silk (2:58)
The Flight to Bagghar (3:33)
The Milanese Nightingale (1:30)
Presenting Bianca Castafiore (3:28)
The Pursuit of the Falcon (5:43)
The Captain?s Counsel (2:10)
The Clash of the Cranes (3:48)
The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale (5:51)
The Adventure Continues (2:58)
 

On 25 September, a press conference was held at the Belgian Embassy in Warsaw, to present:

- The latest editions of The Adventures of Tintin published in Poland by Egmont Polska.

- The Ubisoft Tintin computer game derived from the upcoming Spielberg Tintin film.

Representatives from Casterman and Moulinsart were also available to answer questions.

Twelve Tintin titles were already published by Egmont Polska in 2009 (see pictures 2009).