Kate Ward
March 25, 2011 AT 11:07 PM EDT

Smurfin’ awesome! Sony confirms audiences will get to pack the theaters five days earlier than anticipated to see this summer’s The Smurfs. In order to take advantage of the boffo summer box office, the studio has changed the film’s release date from Aug. 3 to July 29. So start collecting a little green to shell out for the little blue guys this July!

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