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Pitch Perfect 3 moves up two weeks

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Peter Iovino

Pitch Perfect 3 is going back to square one. The release date for the second sequel about an intrepid all-female a cappella group has moved up two weeks to July 21, 2017, Universal Pictures announced Monday.

The move actually returns the film to its original release date after it was bumped back to an Aug. 4, 2017, slot several months ago.

Pitch Perfect 3 will reunite franchise stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, screenwriter Kay Cannon, and actress-filmmaker Elizabeth Banks, who took over directing duties on Pitch Perfect 2. (Jason Moore helmed the first film.) Both previous installments performed well at the box office, with the original grossing $115 million worldwide (on a $17 million budget) and the follow-up taking in about $288 million (on a $29 million budget).

On its new (read: old) release date, Pitch Perfect 3 will open against Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller Dunkirk, Luc Besson’s sci-fi tale Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Fox’s animated movie The Story of Ferdinand.

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