In a recent move, Warner Bros. has decided to start a trend in shifting the release dates of their movies with two-word titles featuring a noun modified by a preceding adjective (I'll give you a minute to work through that one), announcing they were moving the dates for both The Seventh Son and Grudge Match.
The first is Warner Bros.' sweeping dark fantasy epic based on Joseph Delaney's The Wardstone Chronicles, and stars , , , and . It will now be opening nearly a year after its initial planned release date, getting bumped back to a January 17th, 2014 release. The move seems poised to take advantage of weak competition at the box office in the post-holiday lull at theaters.
In another, more head-scratching change, the studio has also announced it will be moving the date for - comedy Grudge Match up from January 10th of next year, where it was only going head-to-head with one other film, to a Christmas Day release, where it will be competing against four fairly anticipated films, including 47 Ronin, August: Osage County, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
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