Universal Studios has announced that they will be pushing back the release date for Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. The film was originally scheduled to be released on June 28th, but will now debut August 16th.
On the weekend of June 28th, the only two movies that are expected to debut are The Heat, a “buddy cop” film starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and White House Down, the latest film from Roland Emmerich. I can’t think that those two movies would give Kick-Ass 2 that much competition. The original Kick-Ass narrowly edged out Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon for the number one spot its opening weekend. I can’t see that its sequel would face too much trouble from that pair of films. In fact, the move to August 16th now has the film debuting against FOX’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and CBS Films’ The To Do List.
There’s no information as to why the change was made, but that’s not the only film that has been rescheduled. The Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg film 2 Guns will now debut on August 2nd instead of August 16th, and Ryan Reynolds’ R.I.P.D. is now due to be released in 3D on the nineteenth of July.
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