Fox Moves Fantastic Four Back a Week

20th Century Fox has called off what was the summer’s highest-profile head-to-head opening battle by pushing the release of Fantastic Four back a week to July 8, reports Variety.

That clears the Fourth of July holiday frame for Paramount and DreamWorks’ “War of the Worlds,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. The film, which received a Super Bowl TV spot, will be released on Wednesday, June 29, giving it a six-day opening run through Independence Day on the following Monday.

Fantastic Four is now set to open against Sony’s “Bewitched,” starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, and Universal supernatural thriller “The Skeleton Key,” starring Kate Hudson.

Source: Variety