SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run delayed Late Summer

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>Paramount just made some release date changes given the unpredictable coronavirus climate. The long-awaited Tom Cruise Skydance sequel Top Gun Maverick is now going on Wednesday December 23, 2020, instead of June 24. This will push the Chris Pratt sci-fi Skydance movie The Tomorrow War to an unset date.

>The new date for Top Gun Maverick gives the holiday a great must-see movie, in the absence of a Star Wars or superhero movie like Aquaman. Top Gun 2 will face Christmas Day weekend releases Tom & Jerry from Warner Bros, Sony’s Fanning sisters WWII drama The Nightingale, DreamWorks Animation/Uni’s The Croods 2, and Universal’s News of the World. Preceding Top Gun 2 on Dec. 18 is 20th/Disney’s West Side Story, Lionsgate’s American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, Warner Bros./Legendary’s Dune, and Paramount’s Coming to America 2.

>The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will debut on July 31, instead of Memorial Day weekend, May 22. The move puts an event film on that release date after Sony/Marvel’s Morbius left for March 19, 2021.

>A Quiet Place Part II, which was originally expected to go March 20 before getting pulled from the calendar as COVID-19 fears ramped up, will now open on Sept. 4. Labor Day weekend, summer B.O.’s finale, is typically the deadest period ever for moviegoing as people head back to school, but with studios and theaters betting that moviegoing explodes later this summer than sooner, with Wonder Woman 1984 on Aug. 14, look for A Quiet Place Part II to redefine the Labor Day frame much like Warner Bros. transformed the post Labor Day period with Stephen King’s It. A Quiet Place Part II pushes up against New Line’s Sept. 11 release The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Will that horror sequel stay or go? Typically genre movies space themselves out on the release calendar.