Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith will be released theatrically in 3D back-to-back on September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013, respectively.
“Attack of the Clones” will be going up against Ron Howard’s Rush with Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, while Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks is scheduled on the same date as “Revenge of the Sith.”
“Attack of the Clones” will also be battling for 3D screens against The Little Mermaid 3D, opening a week earlier, and “Revenge of the Sith” will be in a similar situation with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For presumably opening in 3D theaters a week before.
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace was released in 3D on February 10. Re-released by Fox, the 3D version earned $43.5 million domestically and $59.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $102.7 million.