the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-movie-photo-230.jpgThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had a budget close to $90 million, however the highly-anticipated flick only brought in $13 million during opening weekend.

When asked if that makes Dragon Tattoo a flop, one movie analyst tells E!:

    "A debut of $13 million over the holiday season is equivalent to a lump of coal, especially for a film that brings along this much fanfare. With a budget approaching $90 million, plus purchasing the rights to the Millennium franchise, plus big-time marketing, this will go down as a dud."

Ouch! In positive box office news, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol raked in $26.5 million, followed by Sherlock Holmes with $17.8 million. Rounding out the top three ... the newest Chipmunks flick.

We'll see if Dragon Tattoo picks up steam at the box office as the new year approaches.