Word was leaking that more wide release date changes were afoot in the wake of Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 postponing from Oct. 2 to Christmas Day and here we have Universal/MGM/Bron/Monkeypaw’s Candyman moving from its Oct. 16 date to an unset future date in 2021.
All studio partners are assessing a new date, and the latest release date change comes about with no new news as to when New York and Los Angeles will reopen. As such, some studios are looking at the theatrical landscape in the wake of Tenet‘s 11-day opening of $20.2M and thinking: the time isn’t right yet to release certain big IP titles. However, with theaters open, exhibition will need product, and the big movies are spaced apart as you can see below. By the way, we hear that Nia DaCosta-directed reboot will be going strictly into theaters, not PVOD or a theatrical day-and-date release. Candyman is billed as a “spiritual sequel” to the horror 1992 film, returning the action to a now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
Staying put on Oct. 16 is Freestyle Releasing’s wide entry 2 Hearts starring Euphoria and The Kissing Booth‘s Jacob Elordi.
Here’s how the rest of the fall/winter wide releases are looking. There’s not another one, after Tri-Star’s Broken Hearts Gallery, until Sept. 25:
Honest Thief (Open Road/Briarcliff)
War With Grandpa (101 Studios)
2 Hearts (Freestyle)
Death on the Nile (20th/Disney)
Lord and Miller Connected (Sony)
Black Widow (Disney)
Let Him Go (Focus Features)
Deep Water (20th)
No Time to Die (MGM)
Happiest Season (Sony)
The Empty Man (20th/Disney)
Coming to America 2 (Paramount)
West Side Story (20th/Amblin/Disney)
Dune (Warner Bros/Legendary)
Croods 2 (Universal/DreamWorks Animation)
Wonder Woman 1984 (WB)
News of the World (Universal)
Escape Room 2 (Sony)