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Projections: 'Tintin' Looks to Emerge From Crowded Field

19 Mar, 2012 By: John Latchem

The end of the first quarter of 2012 is starting to get a little crowded on new-release shelves. For the week ending March 18, several new titles are looking to score a huge debut in a crowded field. The most likely to top the charts is Paramount Home Entertainment's The Adventures of Tintin, the animated adventure from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson that scored north of $77 million in U.S. theaters (and about $374 million worldwide).

However, Oscar-lauded The Descendants, a George Clooney vehicle from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, earned more at the domestic box office, with $81.64 million, and could ride that momentum to a top spot, especially if Happy Feet Two ($64 million) takes family dollars away from Tintin.

With Descendants on a kiosk embargo, Jack and Jill has the edge in the rental market for a second week, probably finishing just ahead of Tintin on the rental chart.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart
  Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/18/2012  
1 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount New
2 The Descendants Fox New
3 Happy Feet Two Warner New
  Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 3/18/2012  
1 Jack and Jill Sony Pictures 2
2 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount New
3 Footloose Paramount 2


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