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Fox wants earlier summer ‘Internship’

Moves laffer from June 28 to June 7

Twentieth Century Fox has decided to move up “The Internship” by three weeks from June 28 to June 7, positioning the pic as next summer’s first original comedy and giving it more breathing room from other films targeting the same young male demo.

“Internship,” which stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as two recently laid-off men, who join a successful Internet company as interns, will unspool two weeks after Warner Bros. releases the third “Hangover” installment May 24 and a month before Sony’s “White House Down.” Most college students and many K-12 students will also be out of school for summer by early June.

Universal similarly bumped up “Ted” to June 28 from July 13. That move was prompted by “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” exiting to 2013, however.

June 7 pits “Internship” against M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventure “After Earth.”

Early summer comedies that have fared well include “The Hangover,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and “Knocked Up.”

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