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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film postponed until 2015

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film postponed until 2015

'FIFTY SHADES' SETBACK: The movie release is pushed back. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been postponed until 2015.

The film had been scheduled to open in August next year, but Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that it will now debut on Valentine’s Day in 2015.

The production of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has not gone according to plan. “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the project shortly after his high-profile casting as billionaire Christian Grey.

Jamie Dornan replaced him, and the start of production was pushed from November to December.

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A Valentine’s Day release is fitting for the erotic romance, but it also moves the film out of the lucrative summer movie-going months.

February is often a dumping ground for Hollywood’s less prestigious releases.

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

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Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.