Happy Holidays! 'Dragon Tattoo' Coming One Day Early

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Sony must be in the holiday spirit.

Hardcore fans of the Stieg Larsson bestselling series can hit theaters one day earlier than expected, as the release date for the David Fincher adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has moved from Wednesday, Dec. 21, to Tuesday, Dec. 20 (at 7:00 p.m., to be exact).

According to Variety, the studio hopes that shifting the release up 24 hours will give this flick an edge over other potential blockbusters — including "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" — that hit screens on Wednesday, not to mention "We Bought a Zoo," which opens Dec. 23, as well as "War Horse" and "The Darkest Hour," both of which arrive on Christmas. In other words, Lisbeth Salander wants a head start.

The review embargo (which has already been broken anyway) was officially lifted Monday night, and even though not every critic is raving, they have pretty much all agreed that this thriller is a cut about your average fare. Combine that with the built-in fan base of the international hit trilogy, the Fincher brand name, and newcomer Rooney Mara (who just earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance), and you've got yourself a recipe for a big weekend at the box office. Oh, uber hottie Daniel Craig is in it too.

Which is reason enough to see it. The night it opens. At 7 p.m.