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'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' hits early

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Baldur Bragason

Sony Pictures announced today that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be opening one day earlier than originally planned. Moviegoers can grab tickets to David Fincher’s adaptation of the Stieg Larsson best-seller starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20.

The holiday movie schedule has been a crowded one this year, and studios have been scrambling to try to give their films at least a day or two as the sole new wide release in theaters. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is starting an IMAX-only run this Friday, Dec. 16, before it goes wide on Dec. 21 — when it will compete with Dragon Tattoo and The Adventures of Tintin. On Dec. 23, the Matt Damon family dramedy We Bought a Zoo roars into theaters. And on Christmas day, Oscar-bait Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and War Horse, and alien-invasion counterprogramming The Darkest Hour muscle into the multiplex too.

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