Sony is pushing 2012 back from July 10 to November 13, per VARIETY, the same weekend the studio used to launch the last two James Bond films.
Sony's president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said the studio has a good summer slate and it makes sense to move 2012, from director Roland Emmerich, to the eve of the crowded Thanksgiving holiday.
Summer tentpoles for Sony include ANGELS AND DEMONS (May 15) and THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (June 12) with Denzel Washington and John Travolta.
So far, 2012 is directly up against SHERLOCK HOLMES (Warner Bros.) with Robert Downey Jr. and THE TOOTH FAIRY (Fox) with Dwayne Johnson, with four titles coming out Nov. 20. Sony's family animated flick PLANET 51 and NEW MOON are two set for that date.