Released in the USA on the 9th of November 2018, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is directed by Fede Alvarez, while the story was written by David Lagercrantz and Stieg Larsson. While production companies include Pascal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Yellow Bird, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures.
Russian Thugs, Kidnapping & World Disaster
Lisbeth Salander is recruited by Frans Balder, recently fired from the National Security Agency to steal FireWall, which is a computer program created to access all the codes of nuclear weapons around the globe. Yet the downloading of the program draws the attention from a National Security Agency agent, which traces the activity to Stockholm. It gets hugely interesting when more problems arise as a math whiz gets kidnap and the laptop Lisbeth used for the download gets taken by thugs from Russia. It is this race that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats as Lisbeth needs to recover the codes and save the kidnapped boy in hope of preventing disaster.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Opening its debut weekend with a bit over $7.8 million, The Girl in the Spider’s Web by Sony, even with a $43 million production budget of less than half of that of 2011, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film, it was a quite a poor result. Should it enjoys a miracle overseas and gain a 30/70 split of $24 million it would still only achieve a maximum of $80 around the globe. It might clearly be the end of the sequel line-up as the failure of the film highlights that it is not worthwhile even the lesser budget David Fincher spent on it.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
In 2010 the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was sensational and made well over $100 million, the remake by Rooney Mara earned $242 globally in 2011, but still, it never meant that the movie audience was primed for more movies about Lisbeth Salander. Sony failed to learn two main lessons from its recent triumphs, they should have checked if anyone wanted more of Lisbeth Salander and at the same time looked at franchise-friendly films that draw the crowds.
Mega Hits Films by Sony: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle & Venom
Bad reviews kill a movie and so does awkward trailers, especially when the reviews assure moviegoers that they won’t find what they loved in Venom in this film. Venom is a film that raked in $700 million around the world. Another major hit is Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle featuring stars such as Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, the plot of the film was reversed and tied with excellent reviews the film was appealing and reached $962 million worldwide while on a budget of $90 million. Should you be one of the few Lisbeth Salander fan’s, the bad news is that it is highly unlikely that more sequels will follow after The Girl in the Spider’s Web.