Because you demanded it (probably not), 20th Century Fox is moving up the release of the 3-D version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by a week. The re-release will now hit your 3-D enhanced screens on October 4, 2013, just two weeks after the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This, of course, follows on the successful 3-D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace this past February 10, which made $102.7 million at the worldwide box office.
What does the competition look like now for the films? AOTC will open against Ron Howard’s latest film Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, and Disney’s 3-D re-release of The Little Mermaid. ROTS, meanwhile, will face heavy competition against the Vince Vaughn comedy The Delivery Man, the thriller Paranoia, and the comic book sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
It will be interesting to see who will win the battle for nerd money between Sin City and Sith, and it will be interesting to see who gets more 3-D screens, Clones or Mermaid, but clearly Fox is trying to get the contentious prequels out of the way so that they can get to the undoubtedly more profitable 3-D re-release of the original trilogy.
Source: Coming Soon