According to Box Office Mojo, Monsters, Inc. 2 has been pushed ‘forward’ two weeks from its originally announced date to:
November 2nd, 2012
This move is in direct response to Breaking Dawn Part II, the final Twilight film, which was recently set to debut on November 16th, 2012 — the same day that Pixar’s sequel was supposed to open. Much needed breathing room has now been restored!
Let’s be honest, as popular as Monsters, Inc. is/was, its sequel would have certainly suffered against the rabid Edward vs. Jacob fans. Although Twilight movies have big opening booms and then tend to flounder, Disney/Pixar is well aware that a non #1 opening for ‘Monsters’ is not worth risking.
And the world is at balance. Then again, a monster fight at the box-office could be interesting… Maybe not!
Observation: The original Monsters, Inc. was released on November 2nd, 2001 so the sequel will premiere exactly 11 years later!