The film version of Fantastic Four has been pushed back one week until July 8, 2005. Fox claims that this has nothing to do with competition and everything to do with better positioning. Why is it a better position to release your film one week after one of the two highest grossing weekends of the year? (The July 4 weekend was the highest grossing until Star Wars and Spider-Man started coming out on Memorial Day.) Could it be because the loss of general moviegoing traffic is less damaging than coming out two days after the Spielberg/Cruise collaboration of War of the Worlds? I know the conclusions I’ve come to, and they don’t agree with the Fox press releases.