Variety reports that Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” will make its U.S. theatrical debut December 23, 2011 — almost two months after the international release.

Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. will release the movie in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America and India in late October and early November 2011. Paramount will distribute the film in Asia, Australia, the U.K. and all other English-speaking territories.

Tintin will compete against “Happy Feet 2” and Pixar’s “The Bear and the Bow,” both of which are also arriving in theaters around that same time in December.