The Movie: David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Swedish crime smash, already filmed to great acclaim in its home country by Niels Arden Oplev.
The Risk: According to the Fireman's Fund List - chosen by Hollywood's most prolific insurance underwriter - Fincher's film was the riskiest film of 2011 to insure thanks to its motorcycle stunts, torture scenes and extensive overseas shoot.
Did It Pay Off?: Well, the film was released without anybody having to make an insurance claim. It's not too shabby to watch, either.