Christmas is coming early for "Mission: Impossible" fans this year.
On its new date, "Mission: Impossible 5" will open on the same time frame that launched Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" to box-office success last year. By moving, the secret-agent sequel will also avoid a showdown with the second week of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (directed by "MI5" producer
"MI5" is now slated to open against the Warner Bros. remake of "Point Break," Weinstein Co's. boxing drama "Southpaw" and Focus Features' sci-fi thriller "Self/Less."
To fill its Christmas vacancy, Paramount pushed back the release of its hybrid live-action/computer-animated film "Monster Trucks," which was previously to open May 29.