It's easy to surmise that Warner Bros and Village Roadshow are dumping the movie in February because it's the bleakest time of year for film. It's after the Oscar frenzy has died down, and everyone is busy paying attention to what's coming out of Park City over at the Sundance Film Festival, so it's a prime time to sneak a stinker into theaters.
On the other hand, it looks like Warner Bros. is going to have a hit on their hands with "Edge of Tomorrow," which is getting heaps of pre-release praise after months of meh-ness. Is it possible that the studio was waiting to see how "Edge of Tomorrow" would fare before unleashing "Jupiter Ascending"? Of course, Occam's Razor would suggest that it's probably nothing more than a backed-up CGI schedule. Because heaven knows plenty of us are waiting on tenterhooks to see Channing Tatum as a kohl-eyed space elf. Seriously.