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09/18/2012 01:43 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2012

'Les Miserables' Release Date Moved To Dec. 25

As it turns out, "Django Unchained" won't be the only Oscar contender moviegoers get for Christmas. Universal has shifted the much-anticipated adaptation of "Les Miserables" from Dec. 14 to Dec. 25. The move comes just over a month after Warner Bros. bumped "The Great Gatsby" from Christmas Day to 2013. "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's musical follow-up to "The King's Speech," will now do box office battle with Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," as well as wide-release comedies "Parental Guidance" and "The Guilt Trip."

This is the second time Universal has moved "Les Miserables." Back in March, the studio pushed Hooper's film from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, where it had been set to go against "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Of course, "Les Miserables" isn't the only heavy-hitter on Universal's December slate: Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," a "sort-of-sequel" to 2007's hit comedy "Knocked Up," is lined up for a Dec. 21 release.

"Les Miserables" stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne.

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