Daniel Craig's latest installment 'No Time to Die' will premiere five days earlier in US theatres.
The James Bond film's Twitter account announced the news that the movie will be premiered in US on November 20.
The film has been shifted around twice now due to the coronavirus pandemic. "No Time to Die" was originally set for April 10, but was postponed to Nov. 25 in light of COVID-19 and the shutdown of most movie theaters back in March. The Nov. 12 release date in the UK is unchanged.
James Bond will now go head to head at the box office with Pixar's "Soul" on the weekend before Thanksgiving, typically a competitive time frame. "Soul" was moved from June 19 to Nov. 20 earlier this year. A few other blockbuster movies, like Marvel's "Black Widow" (Nov. 6) and John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place Part 2" (Sept. 4), moved their summer releases to the fall as well.
The unexpected move comes after Warner Bros. shifted around its slate of movies on Friday night. Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" was pushed back two weeks to July 31, and DC Comics' "Wonder Woman 1984" jumped from Aug. 14 to Oct. 2. The fourth "Matrix" film was also delayed nearly a year to April 1, 2022.
With an estimated budget totaling more than $200 million, "No Time to Die" will need the support of the US and international markets to prove successful and make a profit.