In an interesting/odd move by Summit, the Lionsgate-owned studio has moved their YA dystopian book-to-movie adaptation Ender’s Game from a March 15, 2013 release to November 1, 2013, putting it in the same month as Catching Fire. According to IndieWire:
It’s not clear why the move was made — the film was still without competition on its original weekend — and it’s already rolling in front of cameras, so presumably there would’ve been time to lock it all up, but fall is slowly becoming a big blockbuster season as well.
… In case you forgot, “Ender’s Game” is an adaptation of the first book in Orson Scott Card’s celebrated sci-fi series that finds the Earth at war with an insectoid race named the Formics, and follows Ender, one of a group of children being trained to be military commanders. A pretty solid cast including Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin are on board with Richard LaGravenese (“Water For Elephants,” “P.S. I Love You”) directing. We suppose the date switch will allow the filmmaker some more time to breathe and to get special effects and other post-production work done.