Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the fourth and final film in the hit Sony franchise, has a new theatrical release date — again. The film has been rescheduled for the third time, although this is the first time it has been pushed back.
When is it now opening? On October 1, at the same time as Warner Bros.’s Dune and The Addams Family 2, produced by MGM. It was previously due to come out on July 23, a week after Warner Bros.’s Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Why the change? Sony hasn’t given a reason — distributors generally don’t — but it may have been spooked by the ongoing restrictions on theaters: few markets have fully reopened and parts of Canada remain closed. The studio’s own Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway opened modestly two weekends ago to $10.1 million domestically, coming fourth.