Now that it’s in the trades, the BIG FISH release schedule appears to be getting closer to final. The movie will be debuting in three cities (New York, Los Angeles and Toronto) on Thursday, December 18th. Yes, it’s odd to open on a Thursday, but RETURN OF THE KING is opening on that Wednesday, and MONA LISA SMILE on that Friday. So we’ll have one day (one whole day) to ourselves.

The movie will expand to fifteen cities on January 1st, then add more screens on the 9th, and finally go wide on January 23rd.