Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin Begins Its North American Journey in Quebec on December 9th

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ -- Paramount Pictures announced today that Steven Spielberg's film The Adventures of Tintin will be released in the province of Quebec on December 9th, making it the first North American opening of the highly anticipated film.

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The Adventures of Tintin from Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures, in Association with Hemisphere Capital, opened on October 26th in the UK as well as the EMEA territories and was the #1 movie in the world. To date, the movie has grossed $125.3 million, with France leading the charge with $39.8 million. France launched with a huge $22 million on opening weekend, making it the biggest opening ever for a non-sequel film from Hollywood. Paramount is handling domestic distribution and select international territories, including the UK and Canada, while Sony Pictures Releasing International is distributing the film across most international territories.

The Adventures of Tintin is directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "Defiance") as Tintin, the 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 Herge, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy. It opens in the U.S. on December 21st.

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Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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SOURCE Paramount Pictures

For further information: Katie Martin Kelleym, EVP, Publicity of Paramount Pictures, +1-323-956-2821, kmk@paramount.com

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