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Release Shifts: The Monuments Men and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit get confirmed 2014 dates

Oct. 24, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Time to play the Release Date Shuffle. Several films have moved their dates into 2014 while others have slid into new dates to accomodate the shifts. First up is THE MONUMENTS MEN which we just learned would be moving to next year due to FX issues in post-production.

THE MONUMENTS MEN confirmed today that it will now be releasing on February 7, 2014 from the original December 18th, 2014 date. That December date will now be home to the wide release of David O. Russell's AMERICAN HUSTLE, another Oscar hopeful. George Clooney's film was all the talk the last couple of days with some saying the shift was tone related to which Clooney clarified it was related to a special effects delay. With THE MONUMENTS MEN hitting in February, ROBOCOP is shifting to February 12, 2014 so as to not go directly against Clooney's movie.

The other big shift is JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT. Previously set for a December 25, 2013 release, the Kenneth Branagh reboot is now moving to January 17, 2014. This move was rumored after Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET ran into some editing issues and was itself possibly moving to 2014. With Scorsese's film the more likely Oscar contender, the studio was likely hoping to keep it in the running and having JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT move could open that Christmas slot for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

This December was getting pretty crowded with movies and was looking to be one of the best winters for audiences in quite a long time. But, from a business standpoint, it was not going to let numerous movies make the money they should. The normally dead months of January and February just heated up by getting some quality films into theaters.

Source: Deadline

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4:49AM on 10/25/2013
Moving Jack Ryan just shaved a safe $150mil off its domestic box office. Does the studio think Wolf of Wallstreet will make more than Jack Ryan on Christmas? Has any Scorsese film made more than 200mil domestic? The Departed... Maybe? Chris Pine just openned one of the biggest blockbusters this year, box office and critical success. And the last movie the director made was THOR, which went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Ths studio making these descions are
Moving Jack Ryan just shaved a safe $150mil off its domestic box office. Does the studio think Wolf of Wallstreet will make more than Jack Ryan on Christmas? Has any Scorsese film made more than 200mil domestic? The Departed... Maybe? Chris Pine just openned one of the biggest blockbusters this year, box office and critical success. And the last movie the director made was THOR, which went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Ths studio making these descions are fucking MORONS. They should have started marketing Jack Ryan at the end of September then heavy at the end of nov and all of December. This could have easily made SHERLOCK, MISSION IMOOSSIBLE, The first 3 BOURNE films, SKYNET type of money. Now that is been bumped to the very worst release date in the history of film, it will be luck to crack 100mil.

FUCKING MORONS

I LOVE SCORSESE FTR - just looking at it in numbers.
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9:47AM on 10/27/2013
I agree with you 100%, except I think the studio knows the movie isn't that good and they are trying to hide the release change under that
I agree with you 100%, except I think the studio knows the movie isn't that good and they are trying to hide the release change under that
8:42PM on 10/24/2013
I'm with anomaly7 and andris, it's basically bye bye Oscar for Clooney and gang. He might have been able to snag a Best Director nomination or something, but won't be able to now I guess.
I'm with anomaly7 and andris, it's basically bye bye Oscar for Clooney and gang. He might have been able to snag a Best Director nomination or something, but won't be able to now I guess.
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7:15PM on 10/24/2013
So excited to see Jack Ryan. Trailers were awesome.
So excited to see Jack Ryan. Trailers were awesome.
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6:55PM on 10/24/2013
I thought for sure Monuments Men would be an Oscar contender for this year, based on all involved and the story. Weird to see it released in February. Not too sure what to make of Jack Ryan, the trailer made it look closest to Sum of All Fears, which I consider the weakest of the Jack Ryan movies thus far. But maybe that was due to Affleck. At least Hollywood learned their lesson and decided not to cast him in anymore iconic roles.
I thought for sure Monuments Men would be an Oscar contender for this year, based on all involved and the story. Weird to see it released in February. Not too sure what to make of Jack Ryan, the trailer made it look closest to Sum of All Fears, which I consider the weakest of the Jack Ryan movies thus far. But maybe that was due to Affleck. At least Hollywood learned their lesson and decided not to cast him in anymore iconic roles.
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6:25PM on 10/24/2013
Jack Ryan may find success in January (like Taken), but February for The Monuments Men is award-neutralization.
Jack Ryan may find success in January (like Taken), but February for The Monuments Men is award-neutralization.
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5:08PM on 10/24/2013

Good movies during 'dump' season?!

I'm down. I feel bad for Clooney that he will not be recognized by his peers for award season but I'm glad that there is a legitimate movie for me to see during February. Also, I've read multiple reports that The Wolf of Wallstreet has been confirmed for December.
I'm down. I feel bad for Clooney that he will not be recognized by his peers for award season but I'm glad that there is a legitimate movie for me to see during February. Also, I've read multiple reports that The Wolf of Wallstreet has been confirmed for December.
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