The theatrical release of DreamWorks Animations’ Trolls World Tour has been brought forward from its original slot of April 17th to April 10th this year.
The follow up feature to 2016’s blockbusting success has been shuffled along the movie slate this year, as it occupies the slot previously belonging to the latest in the James Bond offering, No Time to Die.
Universal’s plans marks the first major studio move in the wake of MGM/Universal moving the global day and date release of the 25th 007 movie, which has been rescheduled for a November release owing to the most recent fears surrounding the coronavirus.
DreamWorks’s Trolls World Tour now takes up a premium Easter holiday slot in what has become a rich weekend for movies. Previous releases over this weekend have gone on to fare well at the box office, including the likes of Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman which took $181m over the weekend.
Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohnr, the co-director of Trolls which grossed near $347m at the global box office upon its release in 2016. Trolls has become a successful franchise for DreamWorks and has inspired a spin off TV series and successful toy line, with more to come this spring.