Thursday, December 8, 2011
The adventures of Tintin rakes in the highest earnings ,an all-time high for an animation movie
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN TAKES POSITION OF HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM OF ALL TIME Mumbai, 8 December 2011… THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: The Secret of the Unicorn has become the highest grossing animated film in India while in its fourth week in theatres with a total gross of Rs. 25.44 crore at the box office. It had earlier achieved the highest opening of all time for an animated film with Rs. 7.35 crore when it released on 11 November with 351 prints in both English and Hindi and in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D formats. Currently, 146 prints still continue to be in play. Mr. Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director - Sony Pictures India said, "The film has been bolstered by strong word-of-mouth and we expect it to play for several more weeks. It is bringing in a lot of bulk bookings and repeat audiences because of the great 3D experience.” The Adventures of Tintin has made approximately $221.6m internationally in box office collections through its recent release in select territories, with several major territories such as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America yet to release. The Adventures of Tintin is supported by Colgate 360 Surround toothbrush, Inorbit, Nickelodeon, PIX, HDFC Bank, ITC’s Candyman Choco Double Éclair, Sony Entertainment Television, Tourism Flanders, Radio City, In.com, Bookmyshow.com and DSN. ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Defiance) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, Defiance) as the nefarious Red Rackham. Based on the series of books "The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé", the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy. ABOUT SONY PICTURES INDIA ( www.sonypictures.in | www.twitter.com/sonypicsindia | www.facebook.com/sonypicturesofindia | www.youtube.com/sonypicturesindia ) Sony Pictures India is the #1 Hollywood studio in India with 4 out of the top 10 Hollywood films of all time in India including blockbusters like 2012, Spider-Man 3, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. SPE Worldwide includes global operations; encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries worldwide.