STX Pushes 'The Space Between Us' Release Date to 2017

The space-set teen drama moves away from December's 'Rogue One' and 'Passengers' tentpoles.

The Space Between Us has changed its launch date.

The Peter Chelsom-directed YA adaptation now will hit theaters Feb. 3, 2017.

The sci-fi romance was set to launch Dec. 16, where it would be going toe-to-toe with Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, which is already tracking for a $130 million opening.

The Space Between Us is vacating an incredibly crowded month for nationwide releases. Along with Rogue One, Jennifer Lawrence-starrer Passengers, awards contender La La Land, video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, Mark Wahlberg's Patriots Day, and animated feature Sing all are hitting theaters in late December.

On its new date, The Space Between Us will be going up against the Felicity Jones heist drama Collide and Paramount's much-delayed Ring follow-up, Rings.

The STX Entertainment project follows the first person born on Mars as he makes a trip back down to Earth.

The Space Between Us also has been given a China release date, and will bow in the country sometime in late January or February.