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New Line shifts 'Conjuring 2' release date

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Fans of The Conjuring will now have to wait a little longer to watch the further battles of Ed and Lorraine Warren against the supernatural.

EW has confirmed that New Line Cinema has moved The Conjuring 2 out of its originally scheduled Oct. 23, 2015 release date. Instead, the company has slotted in an untitled horror film to debut on that day, while the sequel to James Wan’s 2013 horror film will now release sometime in 2016.

This untitled film will still only have competition from the recently dated Jem and the Holograms adaptation, though the audience crossover shouldn’t undermine either film’s chances at the box office.

The Conjuring and its recent spinoff Annabelle have proven to be big financial successes at the box office while working off of relatively minor budgets. The original 2013 film went on to earn over $300 million off of a $20 million budget while Annabelle, made for less than $7 million, has made almost $75 million since its release on Oct. 3.

Wan is currently not slated to return to the sequel, but the shift in date could fit his schedule, as the director was otherwise currently busy completing work on Fast & Furious 7 for an April 3, 2015 release.

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