Update: Quantum of Solace Moved Back a Week
Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, announced today that it will release Quantum of Solace on November 14th in North America. "The strategic move places the highly-anticipated James Bond adventure one week closer to the prime movie-going holiday window and takes advantage of last week's decision to move the release date of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,'" said the studios.
"We saw the film recently in London and Marc Forster, Daniel Craig and the entire team at EON have truly delivered another extraordinary Bond adventure," said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group. "'Quantum of Solace' is a seamless continuation of the storyline that began with the last film. We believe November 14th is a great date that allows us to play straight through Thanksgiving and right into Christmas. The Bond films have a long history of entertaining audiences in this holiday corridor going back to Goldeneye in 1995. The studio enjoyed tremendous success opening 'Casino Royale' in North America on November 17, 2006, and we believe this decision will give the public a wider opportunity to see the film over the holiday."
Quantum of Solace will begin its worldwide roll out on October 31.
The move makes Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa the only wide release on Nov. 7 (at least for now), and puts Quantum of Solace up against Australia, Nothing Like the Holidays, Role Models and Soul Men on Nov. 14.
UPDATE: In response to the change in release date for Quantum of Solace, Universal Pictures has moved up Role Models one week to Nov. 7.
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