Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version.

The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 but the German release will be on 9 August 2012.

Is there any information why the German version got a 2 month delay?

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    The reason would be Euro-2012.They would be premiered on 8th June as they are premiered in most countries including USA.But the Euro 2012 starts the same day. Jun 6, 2012 at 19:04
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    @VijinPaulraj - that does not make that much sense as most of Europe is going to be interested in Euro-2012, including the UK. Italy isn't seeing the movie until mid-October !!!
    – iandotkelly
    Jun 6, 2012 at 19:25
  • @iandotkelly,I guess that would be a reason.Anyway..I'm lucky to watch the movie by tomorrow:) Jun 7, 2012 at 17:47
  • Plus it gives them a couple of months to write a new script and re-edit the film. I jest of course ;)
    – Nobby
    Jul 23, 2012 at 12:42

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Seems like Vijin was right. I asked @foxdeutschland about this and they responded:

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This roughly translates to:

oers: Why is Prometheus released here [in germany] two month after the world premiere?

fox: The german release had to be postponed due to the UEFA Euro 2012 to august.

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