The film was originally set to hit theaters June 24, but, according to CinemaBlend, the move to a date like Thanksgiving doesn’t indicate any lack of faith in the film and its ability to clean up at the box office, since both dates are prime real estate for film releases.
20th Century Fox, the company behind the film, will place adventure-comedy The Sitter in the June spot instead. The Sitter is directed by David Gordon Green and stars Jonah Hill.
Also according to the two sites, other release moves by Fox include changing Jim Carrey vehicle Mr. Popper’s Penguins from August 12 to June 17 and rom-com What’s Your Number? from April 23 to September 30. Fellow sci-fi film Now , starring Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried, is set to come out October 28 instead of September 30. Also, The Big Year, starring Jack Black and Steve Martin, is set to come to theaters October 14.
Rise of the Apes, starring James Franco, Tom Felton, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis and directed by Rupert Wyatt, shows how the planet shown in the ’60s Apes movies came to be–through genetic testing gone awry.