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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel Still on Track, Despite Soft Opening

The David Fincher adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo might be well regarded, with an 85-percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean people have been rushing to see the film since its December 25 release. In fact, the $90 million dollar movie has only raked in about $60 million so far, according to Box Office Mojo estimates.

However, Sony remains dedicated to adapting at least the next book in Larsson’s Millennium series, Entertainment Weekly reports. EW’s inside source said the film “continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book.” Fincher has yet to decide if he’ll return for the sequel, although stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are signed on for the intended trilogy.


  • Big H

    With all the competition out in theaters right now, Sherlock Holmes, MI4, etc, I’d say $60 million is great. Sony knows they’ll get their money back in theaters and all the rentals & dvd/br sales are all profit.

    I think this movie was bound to be a bit of a slow burn as far as box office anyway.

  • Assuntazumwalt

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is pretty popular at our house. The
    trilogy has been read and all the three Scandinavian film versions have
    been watched. So it was with both anticipation and dread we watched the
    Hollywood version at the local cineplex yesterday. We walked away
    feeling puzzled as to why $100 million had been spent to make a movie
    that had already been brilliantly made only two years earlier. So
    tonight, we watched the Swedish version again for comparison which only
    re-enforced our opinions.