End of Watch — the hit film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, written and directed by David Ayer, which opened to number one at the box office in September 2012 — will return to theaters nationwide on December 7, 2012. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

Here’s what Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg had to say in a statement:

“Audience and critical response to End of Watch has been incredible. We are thrilled about the success of the movie to date and hope that this will be a new opportunity for audiences to discover End of Watch and for the film to be seen again on the big screen for awards consideration.”