Although it is already receiving something of a mixed reception--A.O. Scott in the The New York Times called it a film with "waves of brilliantly orchestrated anxiety and confusion but also long stretches of drab, hackneyed exposition that flatten the atmosphere"--David Fincher's American adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is unquestionably one of the most anticipated of the holiday movie season. Opening Wednesday, the movie, which stars Daniel Craig (as MichaelBlomkvist) and Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander), is also being accompanied by a flood of new editions from the book's publisher, Knopf.
A rep from Vintage, the paperback division of Knopf, said there are 8,580,000 copies of all paperbacks editions of the novel in print. For the film, Vintage released a paperback tie-in edition on November 8, with a list price of $15.95, as well as a premium mass market tie-in edition, for $9.99. In total, Vintage shipped 1.3 million tie-in editions of Girl in November.
Vintage also released, in late November, an e-book bundle to coincide with the release of the film. The Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy brings together the three titles in Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and retails for $29.99.