Originally, the King Arthur release date was set for July 22, 2016, but Warner Bros. pushed it back to try and capture some of the box office success that 20th Century Fox’s The Kingsman saw in February 2015 (which brought in $128.3M domestically).
It’s probably not the best move, though, since the new date will put King Arthur up against Bad Boys 3, which is basically a guaranteed box office success, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Warner Bros. will replace James Wan’s Lights Out horror film in King Arthur‘s former July 22 slot.
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King Arthur, originally titled Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, will star Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Katie McGrath and Eric Bana, and it’s written by Joby Harold. We were looking forward to watching the new King Arthur movie next year, so we’re a little disappointed. And, it feels incredibly unlikely that it will be a success going up against Bad Boys. Hopefully, the star appeal of Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law can make it look like a formidable opponent.