No surprise here, Paramount Pictures hasn’t had the best luck with release dates.
Paramount Pictures has decided that Mission: Impossible IV would be better off facing 3D chipmunks than pirates or hung over friends. The studio has shifted their next Ethan Hunt adventure away from its original May 27, 2011 bow back to December 16, 2011.
Its original release would have had it going up against Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20) and The Hangover 2 (May 25). Now, it will be dueling family-friendly demographics with Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D.