Magazine article Screen International

Tintin Holds on to Top Spot in UK on $3.5M

Magazine article Screen International

Tintin Holds on to Top Spot in UK on $3.5M

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Paramount's animation drops 67% but still beats out unspectacular newcomers In Time and Tower Heist

Paramount's The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of The Unicorn held on $3.5m (£2.2m) over its second weekend, enough for top spot in the UK.

Despite dropping 67% (including previews, 37% without), the film is still playing on a week-high 510 sites at $6,908 (£4,312) per screen and a $16.7m (£10.4m) cumulative.

In a weak frame, only three films scored more than $1.6m (£1m), the second best performance coming from Fox thriller In Time which took $3.1m (£1.9m) from 428 screens at a screen average of $5,588 (£3,488). $1.1m (£664,572) came from 379 previews.

While the result is an improvement on director Andrew Niccoll's previous effort Lord of War, the score was a down on both the openings of Justin Timberlake's 2011 comedy efforts Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits. …

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