The Girl With The $200M Box Office Gross

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

Despite much questioning about how well David Fincher’s English-language remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was doing, the first film in an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy passed two milestones earlier this month, reports have announced – the first to gross a total of $200 million worldwide and the second to gross of a total of $100 million in North America alone.

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Will Soon Be Playing With Fire

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According to Sony this month, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, is still moving forward, despite many believing that the franchise would not continue after the first film in a series of adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy didn’t do as well as expected.

The news follows Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal confirmation in November 201 that The Girl Who Played With Fire was definitely a go, and that it was planned to start filming late this year with a late-2013 release date targeted.

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Brits At The Box Office: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tilda Swinton & More!

(Weekly feature written for BritScene)

The Christmas season is over, and 2012 is now well in play. Some films did well over this period, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office. This weekend there are a couple of great films being released too, including action thriller Contraband and coming-of-age drama Albatross, as well as a few others that are expanding their release to more theaters. Carry on reading to find out what British movies and actors you can see on the big screen over the next seven days, as well as where you will be able to see them.

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‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels Confirmed

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Despite under-performing Box Office results, Sony Pictures has announced that they will going forward with David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequels, the final two films in an English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy, reported Deadline this week.

Many believed that Sony Pictures and Studio chief Amy Pascal et al would not go forward with the second and third novel adaptations, after the first film’s Box Office release fell significantly behind Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, only opening in 3rd place in the UK.

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In Retrospect – Issue 5

A film guide for December 2011 including reviews for:

– The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
– Another Earth
– Hugo
– Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

This month we also have a list of our Top 10 films of 2011. Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year!

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In Retrospect is a monthly film publication that I make just for a bit of fun, visit the blog here.

My Top 10 Films of 2011

There were many great films released on the big screen this year, from the origins of the X-Men to nameless drivers. Of course, there were many films that I didn’t get to see, but as I’ve started to write about film more over this past year, I have slowly been catching up. For the UK, as well, we’re still waiting for some highly acclaimed films, such as Shame, to be released over on these shores, but these will have to be included in next year’s list as I am going by UK dates.

This list is constantly changing with the more films I watch so you can visit my Letterboxd account for a constantly updated list.

For now, here are my top 10 films of 2011:

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Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

(Published on BritScene and in Issue 5 of my publication In Retrospect)

David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first instalment in a Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s thriller trilogy, originally released as a Swedish-language screen adaptation directed by Niels Arden Oplev in 2009.

This English-language remake follows investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) who is asked to help discover the truth about a woman who has been missing for forty years. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced that a member of his own dysfunctional family has murdered her. This is where Blomkvist meets Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a young, gothic computer hacker, who Blomkvist hires to help him find “a killer of women”. As the mystery uncovers, we soon start to discover the disturbing truth about Lisbeth’s past and present as well.

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Brits At The Box Office: Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig & More!

(Weekly feature written for BritScene)

This week we’re doing a Christmas round-up of films, so you know what will be on in theatres up until New Years Day. There’s three new releases to be looking forward to – The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse and The Iron Lady – and there’s also a few of last week’s films still doing well, with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows placing itself at the top of the box office.

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Prepare for ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ With An Eight Minute Trailer And Soundtrack Sampler

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

With the release of David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo only days away (26th December), iTunes have released an eight minute long trailer for the English remake of this Swedish thriller, and you can also download six tracks from the films score.

Adapted from Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy of novels, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first instalment, which was primarily released in Swedish and directed by Niels Arden Oplev in 2009.

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