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Warner Bros. moves The Losers to summer opening [Updated]

The Losers

The Losers

Warner Bros. has bumped Sylvain White’s big-screen adaptation of The Losers from its original opening date of April 9 to June 4.

The move comes shortly after the studio pushed the remake of Clash of the Titans back to April 2. The Losers now will open against the comedy Get Him to the Greek, the action-comedy Killers and the family movie Marmaduke — and just a week ahead of The A-Team.

“This is a massive vote of confidence from WB, who see it as a big summer movie after A+ test screening!” The Losers co-creator Andy Diggle wrote this afternoon on Twitter.

Based on the Vertigo series by Diggle and Jock, The Losers stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Jason Patric and Óscar Jaenada.

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Single dumbest move ever. The movie was postitioned just fine to reap some cash before the movie that’s accused of being a clone of opened. Plus, since the trailer hit, everyone and their brother has shown some interest in this film. I know it’s based on a comic (I own all 5 TPBs), but my friends don’t and frankly they thought this looked better than the A-Team. Now it’ll get eaten alive in the summer and lose any 2nd week box office it might have taken in. Dumb Move, WB.

I agree with Zeke.
Losers will be better than A-team, but Indy Comics Fanism < 80's nostalgia at the box office. they should have pushed COTT to June. It reeks of summer popcorn poop… i mean, Blockbuster.

oh well, I guess WB doesn't ♥ money after all…

People give to much credit to nostalgia as a driving force for people to see a movie. Any number of television adaptations have tanked because they were just not very good films (Dukes of Hazard, Bewitched, etc.) People may have fond memories of being kids watching The A-Team, but that childhood romanticism does not carry more weight than adulthood frugality. If The Losers is truly the better film, word of mouth will carry it over a dud. I think this move is evidence that WB has a great deal of confidence in the film and believes it will perform for them in the summer.

Idiotic beyond belief. All that trailer hype and now it opens in a crowded weekend and then gets cannibalized the next weekend. Warners just cost themselves 50 million.

Of course it screened well. And if it’s anything close to the comic it’ll be fan-damn-tastic and 8 kinds of awesome. It would’ve ruled the box office until Iron Man 2 came out. Now it’ll be forgotten as some flash and noise and ringing in the ears as the summer movies crash and boom and bang their way through theaters.

Worst of all, I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie since last September. I finally get a taste of the and trailer and now this. The wait may kill me before I even get to see it.

Fanboy rant over. Time to chill out.

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