If you are wondering why a release date seems to be deja vu, you are not alone. The movie was originally scheduled for release on Christmas day this year. Paramount Pictures made an announcement back in January this year that it would be moving up the release to the summer and the reason was to release it during a more “favorable” time.
Summer movies are generally blockbusters and then the next two releases for the year you can count on are usually around Thanksgiving or Christman weekend. The families are together and looking for something to do during those times and the movie marketing people have that all figured out.
December is going to see other blockbuster releases like the new Bond movie and the latest addition to the Star Wars series, Episode VII: The Force Awakens.