Warner Bros. Decides THE LOSERS Is Enough of a Winner to Compete with Summer Blockbusters

     February 11, 2010

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The spring may not be the prelude to the summer of blockbusters, but with kids out of school, the summer remains the most competitive time of year for movies.  Warner Bros. thinks Sylvan White’s The Losers is good enough to get in the fight as they’re moving the film from its April 9th release date into the fray of June 4th.  That’s not a big fight for the action-thriller as it’s going up the raunchy comedy Get Him to the Greek, the derivative looking action-comedy Killers, and the family flick Marmaduke. The real fight comes the following weekend when Losers will be going up against Joe Carnahan’s A-Team.  Both films have the plot line of a burned special ops team taking revenge against those who burned them, but it will be interesting to see which movie audiences will prefer.

For more on why WB moved the film, along with the trailer and synopsis, hit the jump:

The other reason for Warner Bros. movie is that they don’t need to put two action movies on consecutive weekends as Clash of the Titans and its shiny new 3D transfer recently took up residence on April 2nd.  What’s interesting to note is that with The Losers leaving April 9th, the romantic comedy Date Night is now the only wide release set to open that weekend.  What does this all mean in terms of box office?  I have absolutely no idea.  I suck at predicting box office.

For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for The Losers:

Members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit are sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team–Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar –find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

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