'Transformers' sequel gets new date

Par bumps release up two days to June 24

Paramount has moved up the release of its action sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" two days to June 24.

"Revenge" -- which like 2007's "Transformers" stars Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox -- now will bow wide on a Wednesday, then expand further over its first weekend. The two-day acceleration stretches playtime for the summer tentpole to 12 days through the subsequent Independence Day frame.

Only one other wide opener is scheduled for the June 26 weekend -- Warner Bros.' drama "My Sister's Keeper," starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin.