“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Disappoints at Box Office
The big budget adaptation starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara performed “below expectations,” according to MGM, who considers it a modest lost.
The movie cost an estimated $90,000,000 to produce and only made about $230,000,000 worldwide. The costs to produce the film doesn’t count marketing and advertising costs, which may be the difference in what is considered a success and what is considered a loss.
Because of the disappointing performance, MGM and Sony Pictures are not committing to either of the sequels. It appears they will only happen if their production budgets can be squeezed.