1. The Adventures Of Tintin (Paramount, @3,000 Theaters, 107 Minutes, Rated PG): I believe the main battle for box office supremacy for this Holiday week will be fought between this film and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If this is true, then Daniel Craig is a very smart man because his has roles in each.
I really don’t know which way this film will go. The character is immensely popular overseas, where it has been published near continuously in Belgium from 1929 until today. But while Tintin has had animated TV series that aired in the US, it is nowhere near as popular.
However, you can’t argue with the talent involved in this production. I have gone to numerous films just because Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were involved all by their lonesome. Having them all take part in the same film is a no-brainer. And, from what I’ve seen of it, the stop-motion animation is the closest thing I have seen to a comic strip come to life. If I had money to place on who will win at the box office, my money would be here.