Nicole Sperling
August 28, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The aftershocks from Warner Bros.’ decision to move the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are still being felt throughout Hollywood. Twentieth Century Fox announced today that it has moved its Baz Luhrmann-directed epic Australia from Nov. 14 to the more preferable Nov. 26, the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday. The movie thus gets out of the way of Sony’s James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, which bows on Nov. 14, and will play into the long holiday weekend — a perfect time, it seems to us, for a sweeping Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman romance set in the outback of Australia. The film’s only major Nov. 26 competition will be Transporter 3 and Viggo Mortensen’s post-apocalyptic The Road.

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