Everyone’s favourite young, adventurous reporter is back in the new film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The long-awaited film has been out in the UK for almost two weeks now, and it is holding its own against other big releases.
Steven Spielberg’s film launched itself, rather like our young hero is prone to do, right to the top of the UK and Ireland Box Office Chart after its first weekend of release and seems to be holding on to this spot. Starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Jane Eyre) as Tintin, the story follows our hero and Captain Haddock, played by Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, King Kong) on a good old treasure hunt. Daniel Craig (James Bond) plays mysterious criminal Ivanovich Sakharine and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) plays Inspector Thompson.
Tintin has been facing competition from Justin Timberlake’s new thriller In Time. However, it has still managed to pull in £2.2 million after only having been out since October 26th, with In Time making £1.9 million so far. There are others vying for the top spot as well, with Ben Stiller’s Tower Heist coming in at number three in the charts and Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling Johnny English Reborn spying his way to number four.
Produced by Peter Jackson, there is no doubt that Tintin is used to battling it out. However the ratings go in the next few weeks, the little animated adventurer is sure to put up a good fight. We’ll keep you posted!