Sony’s ‘Dumb Money’ Distancing From Taylor Swift On Release Date Schedule

UPDATED: Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money, which is making its Toronto Film Festival world premiere this weekend, is still on course for a three-step platform release September 15 (in LA & NYC) and September 22, but will now break wide on September 29 instead of October 6.

The comedy also sidesteps Universal’s The Exorcist: The Believer.

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Its the latest movie to step out of the way of the AMC-distributed concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which as of last week clocked more than $37 million from the three big theater circuits — AMC, Regal and Cinemark — in its first 24 hours of presales ahead of its October 13 release. It will play October 13-15, 19-22, 26-29 and October 31 and November 2-5 at AMC, Regal, Cinemark in Dolby and Imax.

Apple Original Films/Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon is going wide now on Oct. 20, as we reported previously; a change-up from the pic’s original plans below.

PREVIOUS AUG. 16: Dumb Money, Sony’s Craig Gillespie-directed comedy about the GameStop meme investors, isn’t going wide on September 22 anymore. Rather, the Culver City lot has opted to go exclusive with the ensemble movie a week earlier on September 15 in L.A. and NYC, then a limited break on September 22, followed by a moderate release on September 29 and a final wide rollout on October 6.

You’ll remember, Sony moved Kraven the Hunter off of that first weekend of October to Labor Day weekend 2024.

Dumb Money stars Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan and Shailene Woodley.

The other pic going wide on October 6 is Amazon Pictures’ sci-fi Foe, along with the limited release of Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon from Apple Studios.

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Dumb Money is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, with the filmmaker and producers in tow to promote the film. The pic is produced by Aaron Ryder, Teddy Schwarzman and Gillespie. EPs are Michael Heimler, John Friedberg, Johnny Holland, Ben Mezrich, Lauren Schuker Blum, Andrew Swett, Rebecca Angelo, Kevin Ulrich, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.

Sony Pictures holds rights to the Black Bear Pictures film in the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, South Africa, India and select Asian markets.

To date, there haven’t been any seismic shifts on the theatrical release schedule due to the dual WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the latter of which prevents actors from promoting their movies. All eyes are on Legendary/Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two. If that sci-fi epic moves, than more is expected to crater on the calendar.

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