Despite the fact that the film has already earned $167 million worldwide, India says The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is "unsuitable for public viewing."
This decision was made after David Fincher refused to make any edits to his R-rated film, you know like removing the sexual violence and inserting scenes of bunnies hopping through a lush field because really, how hard would that be???
In a statement to THR, Sony said:
"Sony Pictures will not be releasing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in India. The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the Board."
Despite this news, the movie is still nearing $100 million domestically and is expected to earn over $200 million globally by the end of its theatrical run. Plus, Sony is already set to adapt "The Girl Who Played With Fire," so we can all look forward to seeing which countries feel like banning that one, too.