It was just last week when Open Road Films released a brand new trailer for the upcoming film A Haunted House 2. Now, it turns out that the studio has delayed the film by three weeks. Instead of coming out on March 28th as originally scheduled, the movie will not be released on April 18th.
Now, there was no official reason for the move mentioned, I have a pretty good guess as to why.
The film’s original release date fell in between the release of what will be two blockbuster films. The Friday before marks the release of Buena Vista’s Muppets Most Wanted, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2011 film The Muppets. The week following the original release date is the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Now, the film will still face some competition on the new date as well. The day before will be the Warner Bros. sci-fi film Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp. Also that day will be the release of the second part of Lars Von Trier’s controversial Nymphomaniac film.
While there is indeed some decent competition on both dates, I can see why they would decide to make the move. Competing with Marvel usually doesn’t work out well for most films, and it would make sense to get the most out of your initial release as you possibly can.
A Haunted House 2 picks up where its predecessor left off. Malcolm has just been through quit the ordeal as he exorcised the demons from his ex-girlfriend Kisha. Now, he has decided to move on, and it getting a new home with his new girlfriend Megan and her two children. Unfortunately, it is not long before events start to repeat themselves, and Malcolm is right back in the same situation he just escaped from.
The film stars Marlon Wayans, the hilarious Gabriel Iglesias, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, and more.
A Haunted House 2 is scheduled to be released on April 18, 2014.