$239.1 million international box office run.
Since I wasn't able to attend an advance screening (no rapport with Paramount yet, this was The Pixar Blog, you know) I'll just share some quick thoughts on the film.
I walked into the theatre expecting to be disgusted by the monstrosities of the motion capture animation. This is a technique that has heretofore failed miserably at producing realistic human characters.
Instead, it was a pleasure to find that Tintin overcomes some significant hurdles.
Most of the Uncanny Valley creepiness is limited to minor characters (the Sultan was the worst) and a few of the extras. If you can get past the moments where your brain screams "You're not HUMAN!" at the main characters, the movie is fantastic.
Tintin is action-packed, grown-up, and genuinely funny. At times you really forget that it's animated. With all the gunplay, sword slashes, and Captain Haddock's comic alcoholism, that it got away with a PG rating is almost surprising.
After the movie, I had to run to the bookstore to pick up The Art of The Adventures of Tintin. Stay tuned for more on that in the next day or two.