The first weekend in theaters shows the Hollywood made 'Swedish' movie, which grossed $12,750,000 is trailing far behind both "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which both grossed over $20 million.
The American version of the Tattoo grossed just a little more than the new Alvin and the Chipmunks, a fact that suggests the first weekend's audience are more after family entertainment than the slightly darker content of the Dragon Tattoo.
We asked a few movie goers about their opinion about the movie and their image of Sweden after watching it.
Mark and John Sacco felt it was a "well done movie," according to John, who saw all of the Swedish movies as well.
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"I wonder if the characters involvement with the nazi are going to have a negative impact? There might be people who will be upset by that," said Mark Sacco, the son of John. Diana Cook was certain the movie did the right job for Sweden, saying "Sweden is beautiful, I want to go there. I really liked the landscape. But, is it really that cold in the winter time?" Brian Alison would also like to go, "..absolutely. However, I didn’t know that the winters are that cold. Seems like winters are brutal..."
Alison also remarked on the diverse impressions from old-fashioned countryside and ultra modern urban lifestyle, "I was at first confused of when this movie was supposed to take place, with all these old rural country roads and houses and then the ultra modern technology." Mark Sacco said "It was interesting to see the mix of ultra modern with old century style throughout the movie.
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Text: Hanna Aqvilin