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'Independence Day 2' to Debut on July 3, 2015

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By Todd Cunningham

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Independence Day 2" will hit theaters on July 3, 2015, Fox said Thursday.

It was one of several movie date moves by the studio, which also set a July 31, 2015, for the release of "Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," its adaptation of author Ransom Riggs' childrens' bestseller.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will now debut on July 18, 2014, rather than May 23 of that year.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past," which had been set for July 18, is shifting to May 23.

And "Assassin's Creed" is now to be released on June 19, 2015, rather than May 22 of that year.

The original "Independence Day," directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman, brought in $306 million domestically and $817 million worldwide in 1996.

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