‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway’ Moves Back To Fourth Of July Weekend – Updated

The bunny trail to theaters just got a little longer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

Sony Pictures today pushed its family sequel’s release back to July 2, just two weeks after it had pushed the date up from June 11 to May 14.It’s a case of good news/bad news for exhibition in that it puts a popular family franchise film into the normally busy Independence Day holiday frame — the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday this year — but takes an event film away from the May calendar just as more theaters are reopening after long Covid shutdowns.As of now, Peter Rabbit 2 will go up against only one other wide release that weekend, Paramount’s long-gestating sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

The sequel’s cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit.Previously,

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