Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" enjoyed a flurry of strong opening days in Europe this week, grossing $4.7 million in France, $237,776 in Belgium and $161,549 in Holland.
Sony, which is distributing the movie in those territories, is tickled by the performance.
The studio expects that Spielberg's stop-motion-animated film will gross $18.4 million in France this weekend.
Sony is expecting around $1.8 million in Belgium and $1.4 million in Holland.
In the movie, young adventurer Tintin and his friend Capt. Haddock go searching for a sunken treasure ship that was commanded by one of Haddock's ancestors.
The movie, which Spielberg directed and Peter Jackson produced, is set for a Dec. 21 U.S. release. Paramount is handling the domestic release.