We announced last month that an anticipated sequel was moving forward with its main stars in place and a release date locked and now that has caused another film to shift its release date. Box Office Mojo has reported a release date change for Battleship, which has been pushed up a week to May 18, 2012 to steer clear of Men in Black III.

Battleship had already settled on the May 25, 2012 release date, but once Men in Black III announced the same release date, Battleship decided to step back a week. Battleship will now be facing the animated children's sequel Madagascar 3 during its opening weekend.

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We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further release date changes as soon as we have more information.