According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures is moving its release of Alfie back two weeks, from October 22nd to November 5th, in order to avoid a crush of upcoming films targeted at female moviegoers.
Alfie, a remake of the 1966 film that established Michael Caine as a star, toplines Jude Law as an unabashed womanizer.
On Oct. 22, it would have faced off against DreamWorks' holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, starring Ben Affleck, and Sony Pictures' thriller The Grudge, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. But then Fox Searchlight turned up the heat with plans to expand its I Heart Huckabees, currently in limited release, on that date.
When "Huckabees" opened Oct. 1 in four theaters in Los Angeles and New York, it earned the best per-screen average of the year to that date, a resounding $73,044 per theater. It will attempt to consolidate its appeal when it goes wider October 22nd.
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