Surprising many with both very strong reviews and solid box-office, David Ayer's R-rated cop drama "End of Watch" is headed back to the big screen on December 7th.
Open Road Films is planning to take advantage of the fairly dead post-Thanksgiving time to give its Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña-led film another shot at awards consideration. On its original release earlier this Fall, the $7 million-budget film took in $40 million at the box-office.
It's a smart move, the only film opening wide next week is the Gerard Butler soccer comedy "Playing For Keeps" which is generating no real interest.
Meanwhile, IFC is locking down its early 2013 release schedule and has slotted in three movies. Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone In Love", which deals with the romance between a professor and an escort, is targeting a February 15th release.
A month later comes Adam Leon's grafitti artist drama and SXSW winner "Gimme the Loot" on March 22nd. Finally, Noah Baumbach's quirky, Greta Gerwig-led "Frances Ha" will hit on May 17th.
Source: Box-Office Mojo