20th Century Fox is swapping around two of its key Fall movies. Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” was slated for a Thanksgiving release but has now been moved up by over a month to October 2nd.
As a result, the James McAboy and Daniel Radcliffe-led “Victor Frankenstein” has been pushed out of that October date and into The Martian’s old late November date instead.
The move shifts Scott’s film away from the competition of both James Bond film “Spectre” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” in November, and puts it in the same early October bow where “Gravity” performed very well in late 2013.
The shift comes after the release of the first trailer for “The Martian” this week which resulted in a very strong response. In fact it has scored 18 million views so far, way more than “Gravity” scored in its first week.