An unexpected Girl with the Dragon Tattoo family reunion will take place at the North American box office on Tuesday evening, when David Fincher's Swedish-set American remake (go figure) of Niels Arden Oplev's mystery thriller opens at 7 p.m. In addition to Fincher's movie, we have the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Michael Nyqvist supporting Tom Cruise in Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the dragon-tattooed girl herself, Noomi Rapace, supporting Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Coincidentally, both movies opened at midnight Thursday.
Here's wondering which The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo connection will top the North American box office during the Christmas holiday.
Distributed by Sony Pictures, the new The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo features Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Goran Visnjic, Steven Berkoff, Geraldine James, Joely Richardson, and Julian Sands.
Noomi Rapace, Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law/Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows photo: Daniel Smith / Warner Bros.