The second of Kevin Costner’s planned four-film western “Horizon: An American Saga” won’t be arriving in cinemas next month after all.

THR reports that the film is being pulled from the release calendar for now following the disastrous theatrical debut last month of “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1”.

A new date has yet to be announced for the sequel, but a theatrical release is still intended for the title.

The aim of the delay is to allow more time to grow the audience for the first film which cost $100 million to produce.

Part of the attempt to build the audience will be allowing an early premium VOD release with the film to debut at home on July 16th in addition to still being available in cinemas.

Later in the year it’s expected to come to Max but no premiere date for it on that service has yet been announced.

“Horizon: Chapter 1” opened to just $11 million over the June 28th-30th weekend, and has been hampered by a poor B- CinemaScore and mixed/poor reviews.

Its second weekend box-office fell 51% to $5.4 million. It sits at a domestic total of $22 million and an overseas total of less than $3 million.

Chapter 2 likewise cost roughly $100 million to make. Costner’s team indicated last week that he intends to resume shooting Chapter 3 in August.

The audience isn’t showing up, especially many of his under-45-year-old “Yellowstone” fans, as the film’s audience is skewing notably older.

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