Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Les Miserable moves to Christmas Day: Why?

Musical fans might be just a little bit excited for the film adaption to Les Miserable. Not only is this film directed  by academy award winner Tom Hooper, but it features a big time cast time with likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfriend among the few apart of the ensemble. With everything set in motion, Universal has decided to make one major change to film's release. Don't fear Les Miserable's fans, the wait will not be long as the Musical will be hitting theaters Christmas Day.

Now what could be reason behind this move? Some say it  is because the movie may have better chance of receiving an Oscar if it is just little closer to the award season.  That might be true, but I think there is one major reason behind this move. Originally, Les Mis was schedule to be released on December 14th, the same week as "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". If the schedule would remained the way it was, the two films would have done battle in the box office; but inevitably, "The Hobbit" would have come on top. In order to have a stronger presence in the box office, the studio needed to make this move so the film would not get dwarf by "An Unexpected Journey". However now "Les Miserable" will be competing with the likes of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained", but I think the musical has a better chance at challenging the western for the top spot in the box office oppose to challenging the massive fantasy film. That is unless "The Hobbit" does such an amazing job that it remains in the number one spot for weeks and not even these major films could defeat the likes of "An Unexpected Journey", but there is a slim chance of that happening so no need to panic.

Stay Tune for more on "Les Miserable" before the dream comes to theaters this Christmas. Until that day, feel free to watch the trailer: