How exactly to judge “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” disappointing box-office start — and what it means for the prospects of filming the next two installments in the “Millenium” trilogy — is a mystery worthy of one of Stieg Larsson’s thrillers.

On the surface, it appears to be a case of a high-profile murder at the multiplex, where David Fincher’s film finished with $19.4 million over the four-day holiday weekend — a distant fourth behind “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.” read full

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