The Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels has jumped from its November 1 release date to November 15.
As Sony looks to boast its franchises, which it has done marvelously with Jumanji and Venom, the new release date for Charlie’s Angels allows the rebooted series to potentially blossom again — away from the 35-year-old Terminator franchise’s tentpole entry Terminator: Dark Fate, which bows November 1. Not only that, but there’s confidence there’s plenty of global appeal in Charlie’s Angels, hence the new release date, which also gives the movie a jump on Thanksgiving. Fox’s Kingsman 3 also just departed the slot.
Other upsides to November 15: On the same weekend, Charlie’s Angels star Kristen Stewart had four of her Twilight movies crush it, not to mention it’s also where Banks’ Hunger Games films have launched. Furthermore, the school holiday calendar is more favorable toward the end of November.
After Wonder Woman 1984 fled the first weekend in November for summer 2020, Sony was the first to book November 1 Charlie’s Angels (on the evening of October 22 last year). That’s because the original Drew Barrymore-Cameron Diaz-Lucy Liu movie first bowed over the first weekend in November 19 years ago. But then Paramount/Skydance/Fox’s Terminator: Dark Fate jumped on the November 1 date.
Charlie’s Angels will face off against Fox’s James Mangold-directed Ford vs. Ferrari (awards-season counterprogramming), Warner Bros’ The Good Liar, Universal’s Last Christmas and Orion’s untitled horror movie.