Six movies are opening nationwide this holiday weekend. Three movies already opened on Wednesday and two films will be receiving a wide release on Christmas Day.

Among the December 21 releases is the thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard and Joely Richardson. The film’s music is written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Reznor’s label Null Records has released a number of different soundtrack editions, including a 6-track sampler, which can be downloaded for free on the label’s website. Check out our previous article for the full details. Also visit the Wall Street Journal for an article about the composer’s second score for Fincher.

Also already out in wide release is Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin produced by Peter Jackson and starring Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Cary Elwes and Andy Serkis. John Williams has written the music for the animated film. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score has been released by Sony Classical. For audio clips and more information about the album, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Another movie that was released on Wednesday is Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which received a limited release in IMAX and other theaters last weekend. Visit last week’s roundup for more information about the film’s soundtrack

Opening wide today is the comedy drama We Bought a Zoo directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen and Thomas Hayden Church. The film marks the studio feature scoring debut of Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi. Columbia Records has released the official soundtrack album featuring the score and songs for the film. Visit our previous article for the album details. The full score can also be streamed on Rolling Stone’s website and also check out the music video from the track Gathering Stories on Jónsi’s website.

Opening wide on December 25 is the epic adventure War Horse, the second Steven Spielberg-directed film to open this week. The movie stars David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine and Toby Kebbell. The film’s score, which has recently been nominated for a Golden Globe is composed by John Williams. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack featuring the composer’s score. Visit our soundtrack announcement for audio clips and more information on the release. Also check out a short video interview with Williams talking about his 25th collaboration with Spielberg on Trailer Addict.

Also opening wide on Christmas Day is the sci-fi horror film The Darkest Hour directed by Chris Gorak and starring Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella. Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen) has written the score for the movie. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring Bates’ score, as well the songs I Like That by Richard Vission and Static Revenger feat. Luciana and Mockba (Moscow) by Marselle. Audio clips and the full track list can be found in our previous news article.

Opening in limited release on Sunday is the drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, John Goodman, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and Max von Sydow. The movie’s score is composed by Alexandre Desplat. Pianist Jean- Yves Thibaudet is performing on the score. A soundtrack album including the Desplat’s music has just been released digitally on WaterTower Music and the physical version is slated for a January 17 release. Visit our soundtrack announcement for the track list and audio clips.

Receiving a release in select cities today is the drama In the Land of Blood and Honey directed by Angelina Jolie about the relationship between a Serbian man and Bosnian woman during the civil war in the former-Yugoslavia in the early 90s. The film’s score is written by Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared. Varese Sarabande has announced a soundtrack album featuring selections of Yared’s score, as well as the film’s songs. The album will be released on CD in January and is now available digitally on iTunes. Visit our previous article for the full details. Also check out a short video interview with Yared on Movieweb.