24 July 2012 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Taking advantage of a void in the family marketplace, Disney has moved up the 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc. from January 18 to Dec. 19, a Wednesday. The Pixar film now opens in the heart of the Christmas holidays, which can be the most lucrative -- and crowded -- stretch of the year at domestic box office. Story: Upcoming Pixar Slate Features Nemos, Dinosaurs and Spirits There are no other animated films presently set to open in December. The month before sees two titles: Pixar and Disney's Wreck-It Ralph (Nov. 2) and DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians (Nov. 18).

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