Warner Bros. has made some alterations to its 2015 release schedule, moving their Point Break remake from July 31 to Christmas Day, while also giving the Rocky spinoff Creed a Thanksgiving release. Point Break will now go up against 20th Century Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Sony's Concussion, Fox's Joy and Paramount's Monster Trucks on December 25. If it would have stayed in the July 31 slot, it would have faced Paramount's Mission: Impossible 5, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw.
The Point Break remake stars Luke Bracey as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who tries to infiltrate the world of extreme sports lead by Edgar Ramirez's Bodhi. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze played Utah and Bodhi in the original 1991 film Point Break, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The remake also stars Ray Winstone and Teresa Palmer, with Ericson Core directing.
Creed will now go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, 20th Century Fox's The Martian, Warner Bros.' Midnight Special and Sony's Untitled Christmas Eve Project. It will also open just five days after Lionsgate's highly-anticipated franchise finale The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Creed stars Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed, who tries to start a boxing career with the help of his reluctant new trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Tessa Thompson also stars as the female lead in director Ryan Coogler's boxing drama.