David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo may not have performed as well as hoped, but Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal insists that the film is far from a flop, and that a sequel is still planned. Pascal spoke to Entertainment Weekly, saying:
"[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book."
Many considered the film to have underperformed after grossing only $60 million in the US since its mid-December release, but both critics and audiences alike are praising the film. In terms of box office performance, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo seems to be a slow burner; it continues to draw in an audience through word of mouth and positive reviews and is predicted to reach the $100 million mark in cinemas and will most likely build upon that with DVD sales.
It's easy to see why Sony Pictures are unshaken in their decision to produce a sequel. Lead actors Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have already signed up for two more films, but it remains to be seen whether David Fincher will return to the franchise.