[Box Office] New Dates For ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Independence Day 2′

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Twentieth Century Fox has pushed the Matt Reeves-directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes deep into summer with a new July 18, 2014 release date, two months later than the May schedule. In the prequel’s sequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.” Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims all star.

Also, Fox is hoping for a massive 2015 as they’ve announced Independence Day 2, the sequel to Roland Emmerich’s box office smash 1996 from starring Will Smith. The first movie, which was kept pretty secret until closer to release, grossed over $800M worldwide. In it, “The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man’s best weapon is the will to survive.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    i love Independence Day! i hope the sequel doesn’t suck.

  • macguffin54

    Everyone is reporting this but no one is saying why the Apes release date has changed (and switched with yet another in a seemingly endless parade of X-Men movies; seriously how many sequel/prequels/spin-offs are there going to be?) Is it because they need more time? Do they have more confidence in the flick? Less confidence?

    • Josh

      The middle of July is a pretty good time to release the movie. May has a Spiderman movie dropping and June is kind of a crap shoot. The last film did quite well for itself in an early August time slot, so a mid July slot should do quite well. It will be going up against the Wachowski’s new scifi film that month.