With the exception of translations to other languages, are there any movies whose name changed after released in theaters? Bonus if there's one that changed WHILE in theaters.

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    I'm sure there must be many - Star Wars - later Star Wars: A New Hope, springs to mind. According to Wikipedia - that change is dated ~1981, a few years after the initial release. – iandotkelly Nov 17 '16 at 22:06

The new Ghostbusters did it. I would guess there are others. Ghostbusters became Ghostbusters Answer the Call

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  • Was this after it was released in theaters though? Not being argumentative, just curious. – Mikey Nov 17 '16 at 21:52
  • Yes-it was in the news as well-I think on the home video release day. – King of NES Nov 17 '16 at 21:53

There have been several movies that have changed title in their release in United States and and the UK , which share the same language. This might be stretching the definition of the question a little I know.

This sometimes happens when a film title might be confused with something else that is popular in the other country. For example the film ' Neighbors'was called 'Bad Neighbours' in the UK as the Australian soap 'Neighbours' is a very popular TV series here. It can also happen when a title is considered to obscure for instance the UK title 'Ice Cold In Alex' a popular 1950s war movie was called 'Desert Attack' in the US.

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Here's a few:

  • Star Wars became Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Ghostbusters became Ghostbusters Answer the Call
  • Edge of Tomorrow became Live Die Repeat for the home video release (though technically it still used Edge of Tomorrow)
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  • "Live. Die. Repeat." was the tagline for Edge of Tomorrow, not an alternate title. Granted that tagline was printed in big text on the poster/DVD case, often superseding the actual title, but it was never the title. – Steve-O Nov 18 '16 at 2:18
  • @Steve-O It was the tagline originally, but all of the home video marketing said Live Die Repeat, not Edge of Tomorrow, because it had a dismal run in theaters. – user32021 Nov 18 '16 at 2:24

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