Christmas starts a day early at Sony, which announced today that its anticipated David Fincher film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will bow nationwide Tuesday, December 20, a day earlier than scheduled. From the press release:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Release DateCULVER CITY, Calif., December 13, 2011 – Moviegoers will get a jump on one of the most highly-anticipated films of the season as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens one day early beginning on December 20 at 7 p.m. nationwide, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures. Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “This is one of the busiest times of the year for moviegoing and we can’t wait to share this outstanding thriller with audiences all over the world. We feel that by opening for night-time shows on December 20th, fans of the book will be given the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on the release of an exceptional film.”

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