Schmucks, “Muppets” Set New Dates

Paramount has pushed back the Steve Carrell-led ensemble comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” a week to July 30th.

The move makes it the only adult-targeted film opening that week, the only other wide releases being the “Cats and Dogs” sequel and the Zac Efron-led “Charlie St. Cloud”. The move also pushes it out of the way of Chris Nolan’s “Inception” which is looking to being the cinematic juggernaut of the month.

Meanwhile, Disney Pictures has announced that the cinematic reboot of “The Muppets” will get a theatrical release on December 25th 2011.

The move puts it in direct competition with the second “Sherlock Holmes”, third “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and fourth “Mission: Impossible” the week before along with Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” and Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” the same week.