Written by Brandon Williams on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was part of one of the bestselling series of the last decade, but the Hollywood film based on Stieg Larsson‘s novel failed to resonate with the moviegoing public.

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.

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