In its original June 28th slot, the Reynolds/Bridges-starring film, however, was opening against Kick-Ass 2 and White House Down. Sticking with that June spot might have been a wiser choice, but perhaps the film needed a bit more time?
R.I.P.D. focuses on the "Rest In Peace Department" where a murdered cop comes back from the dead to find his killer.
Universal is no doubt probably doing some fine-tuning to their release slate for 2013 after the fickle summer it faced (Battleship was considered a bomb for them, however, Ted was a huge hit).