Spielberg and Jackson, who would also produce both movies, would together grab about 30% of the studio's total gross revenue from box-office, DVD, television and other sales. Under that scenario, the pair would walk away with more than $100 million before Universal and DreamWorks could make a profit.This means, according to Eller's sources, that TINTIN would have to gross $425 million worldwide to break even. That's a lot of coin for a movie that doesn't directly appeal to teens and twentysomethings. Then again, Pixar's RATATOUILLE pulled in close to that amount in foreign $$$ alone; if TINTIN is mostly an overseas phenomenon, I don't see why Spielberg's film can't approach that number (provided it's good). And while this isn't your typical Spielberg film, I somehow can't see the rigors of mo-cap production kicking his ass; the Beard's got a fairly above-average track record when it comes to blending storytelling and nascent technology. I should note that Finke's story has yet to be confirmed by the Times or the trades, but she was the first to the Universal half of this story, so I'll trust her sources on this. Expect Spielberg's TINTIN to start shooting this October.