Rise of the Apes Pushed Back to Thanksgiving

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Just a few short hours after the big announcement that Ridley Scott’s “Alien”-themed sci-fi flick Prometheus will be released on March 9, 2012, 20th Century Fox has decided to move a number of their 2011 releases around, the most significant one being Caesar: Rise of the Apes, the prequel to Planet of the Apes which they’ve moved back to November 23, Thanksgiving week, from its original summer release date of June 24.

Fox also pushed back the Chris Evans-Anna Faris comedy What’s Your Number? from its upcoming April 29 release date to September 30, which in turn pushed the Justin Timberlake-Amanda Seyfried sci-fi thriller Now off that date to October 28.

In turn the Jim Carrey comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins has moved forward in the summer from August 12 to June 17, and David Gordon Green’s The Sitter starring Jonah Hill has been moved back to August 5 from its original July 15 release date. Selena Gomez’s romantic comedy Monte Carlo was pushed back from July 1 to August 12, just one week later.

Lastly, they have placed the Owen Wilson-Jack Black comedy The Big Year onto the date of October 14.