Latest News

Wednesday, 15th February 2012
In Japan Entertainment News,

Japan box office goes crazy for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Drago Tattoo enjoyed a screaming debut in Japan, raking in 288.5 million yen in its opening weekend.

With 431 cinema screens across the country showing David Fincher's take on the late Stieg Larsson's novel, more than 227,500 paid to see it during its first three days in Japanese cinemas, Hollywoodreporter.com revealed.

The critically-acclaimed movie has been garnering a lot of media attention following its premiere on January 30th, with director Fincher and star Rooney Mara attending the red carpet event.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is now hoping to take around 20 billion yen (£) from the box office after the successful early showing.

Elsewhere in Asia, the film has had its release scrapped following disagreement over the censorship of some of its violent scenes.

Audiences in India and Vietnam will now not get the chance to see it on the silver screen, the news provider reported.

The film represents one third of the Swedish writer's phenomenally successful Millennium Trilogy. More than 50 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.

Written by Mark Smith



Related news stories:
Gion festival draws crowds (22nd July 2014)
Business Insider recommends best little-known destinations in Japan (1st October 2015)
Japan hopes to add Fukuoka ancient monuments to UNESCO list (29th July 2015)