@ MoBiUGeArSkln have to disagree with you there about the importance of this movie, after the disappointment of AvP this film is really massive for FOX. They have a lot riding on Predators, as shown by their reluctance to get too involved like they did with AvP. Sure it's all about money too, which makes it all the more bizaar staggering the release dates, when they must know it will end up online before everyone sees it. Only thing I can imagine is, FOX maybe hoping for (or even expecting) a knock-on effect because they know so many want to see this movie, and if it is great word-of-mouth will spread, which wouldn't neccesarily happen with a worldwide release for obvious reasons. That's quite a gamble these days if you ask me!