Paramount’s World War II horror movie Overlord will now open on November 9 instead of October 26. The swap comes as the studio released a trailer for the Bad Robot-produced, Julius Avery-directed pic, billed as “the story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.”
The move means the studio has a lot of faith in the movie, believing it has the grit to play through the competitive holiday period. That second weekend in November is when Paramount launched its Oscar-winning box office sci-fi sleeper Arrival. Not to mention that October 26 pre-Halloween weekend is typically a death zone at the box office as moviegoers hang on to their dollars for more premium fare launching in November.
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Overlord moves away from Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again and Lionsgate’s Hunter Killer on October 26 and will now compete against Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Illumination/Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.
Paramount showed off the first trailer for Overlord at CinemaCon and now have launched the official one. Check it out above.
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