The Early Report for September 26, 2004: Part Two

This second part of the Early Report highlights the latest release date changes and additions, plus the newest MPAA ratings, as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between November 2004 and May 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Alexander (Warner Brothers): Oliver Stone’s epic drama bout the life of the Macedonian conquerer will now open on November 24, nearly three weeks later than previously scheduled

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera (Warner Brothers): Previously set to open in limited release on Christmas Day, Joel Schumacher’s adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical will now open three days earlier and possibly in moderate or wide release

Beautiful Boxer (Here Films!/Regent): Thai drama which tells the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman, which will open in limited release on January 21, 2005

Blade: Trinity (New Line): The final part of the Wesley Snipes vampire action/horror series will open two days earlier than previously set, on December 8

Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo (Columbia Pictures): Rob Schnieder is back as the unlikely stud, whose release date has been moved from April 8, 2005, to August 12, 2005

Dust To Glory (IFC): This sports documentary, which follows the annual Baja 1000 road race, will open in select markets on April 8, 2005

Edukators (IFC): This German drama about youthful idealism will open in limited release on May 27, 2005

Flight Of The Phoenix (Fox): Recently moved from a November 12 to November 24 release, the Dennis Quaid-led remake of the classic Jimmy Stewart movie will now open on December 22

Guess Who? (Columbia Pictures): The Bernie Mac/Ashton Kutcher race-reversal remake of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?” will now open on March 25, one week later than previously scheduled

Grilled (New Line): The Ray Romano/Kevin James traveling salesman comedy, previously set for release on January 28, 2005, will open sometime in 2005

A History Of Violence (New Line): Maria Bello, Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen star in the latest film by David Cronenberg, which will open in theatres in 2005

The Holy Girl (Fine Line): Lucrecia Martel’s Argentinean drama will open in theatres in 2005

Just Friends (New Line): Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart star in this romantic comedy will be opening in 2005

Man Of The House (Columbia Pictures): The cheerleader comedy with Tommy Lee Jones will now open on April 8, 2005, five weeks later than previously scheduled

Nobody Knows (IFC): Yûya Yagira won the award for Best Actor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his performance as one of four siblings who are forced to rely on one another after they are abandoned by their mother, which will open in New York City on January 28, 2005

The Perfect Man (Universal): The Hilary Duff romantic comedy has been set for an August 12, 2005 release

The Ring 2 (DreamWorks): The sequel to the hit 2002 horror/thrill will now open on March 18, six days earlier than previously set

Sex, Cocktails and Politics (Here Films!/Regent): A Cuban filmmaker in Hollywood, unable to marry his Prozac-using girlfriend, has a series of strange, sexual adventures, in this indie film opening in limited release on February 2005

Take The Lead (New Line): This Antonio Banderas crime/action/comedy will open in 2005

The Weather Man (Paramount): The Nicolas Cage/Michael Caine drama/comedy will open in theatres on April 1, 2005

The Wedding Date (Universal): A romantic comedy starring Debra Messing, which is set to open on February 4, 2005

Year Of The Yao (Fine Line): This documentary about Chinese basketball star Yao Ming’s first year playing in the NBA will open in theatres in 2005

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): The Jumanji sidequel, featuring Tim Robbins, has been set for release on December 21, 2005

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Betrayed (Mainline Releasing): R for nudity and some violence

Boogeyman (Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment): PG-13 for intense sequences of horror and terror/violence, and some partial nudity

Easy (Screen Media Ventures): R for some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use

Evil Remains (Screen Media Ventures): R for violence/gore and pervasive language

Extreme Dating (Warner Home Video): R for sexual content

Heights (Sony Pictures Classics): R for language, brief sexuality and nudity

In The Face Of Evil (American Vantage Media): PG-13 for disturbing images of violence

One More Time (MGM Home Entertainment): PG for language, some violence and sensuality Previously rated GP in 1970

P.S. (Newmarket Films): R for language and sexuality

Racing Stripes (Warner Brothers): PG for mild crude humor and some language

Seed Of Chucky (Focus Features): R for strong horror violence/gore, sexual content and language

Skeleton Man (Cotton Mouth Joe): R for violence and brief language

A Sound Of Thunder (Warner Brothers): PG-13 for sci-fi violence, partial nudity and language

Woman Thou Art Loosed (Magnolia Pictures): R for violence, sexual content and drug use

Estimated Screen Counts for future releases

Friday, October 29, 2004

Asylum (Paramount Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Enduring Love (Paramount Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

It’s All About Love (Strand): New York and Los Angeles

Open My Heart (Strand Releasing): New York City exclusive

Ray (Universal): 1500 plus locations

Saw (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

This Girl’s Life (Miracle Mile Films): Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City

Friday, November 5, 2004

Birth (Fine Line): Major markets

Callas Forever (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City and the Regent Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles

Cachorro (TLA Releasing): Select markets

The Incredibles (Buena Vista): 3500 plus locations

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Overnight (THINKFilm): New York City and Los Angeles

The Polar Express (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations, plus 75 IMAX 2D and 3D locations

Friday, November 12, 2004

After The Sunset (New Line): 2500 plus locations

Bright Future (Palm Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

Falling Angels (Film Movement): New York City and Los Angeles

Finding Neverland (Miramax): Select markets

Kinsey (Fox Searchlight): New York City and Los Angeles

Le Petite Lili (First Run Features): New York City and Los Angeles

The Ringer (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

Seed of Chucky: (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations

Way Off Broadway (Small Planet Pictures): New York City exclusive

Who Killed Bambi? (Strand Releasing): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, November 19, 2004

Bad Education (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Universal): 2500 plus locations

National Treasure (Buena Vista): 2750 plus locations

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Magnolia Pictures): Select markets

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Paramount): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Alexander (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Beyond The Sea (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

Christmas with the Kranks (Sony): 2750 plus locations

Our Music (Wellspring): New York City and Los Angeles

The Work and the Glory (Excel Entertainment): Salt Lake City and Sandy UT

Friday, November 26, 2004

Purple Butterfly (Palm Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

A Very Long Engagement (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Alexandra’s Project (Film Movement): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, December 03, 2004

Closer (Sony Pictures): 2500 plus locations

House of Flying Daggers (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

I Am David: Limited release

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Blade: Trinity (New Line Cinema): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 10, 2004

Dolls (Palm Pictures): New York and Los Angeles

Ocean’s Twelve (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Aviator (Miramax Films): 3000 plus locations

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

The Sea Inside (Fine Line Features): Los Angeles and New York City

Spanglish (Sony Pictures Releasing): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera (Warner Brothers): Major markets

Flight of the Phoenix (Fox): 2500 plus locations

Hotel Rwanda (United Artists): New York City and Los Angeles

In the Realms of the Unreal (Wellspring Media): Los Angeles and New York City

Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 24, 2004

Fierce People (Lions Gate): Major markets

Proof (Miramax): Major markets

An Unfinished Life (Miramax): 1500 plus locations

The Woodsman (Newmarket Films): New York City and Los Angeles

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Bride and Prejudice (Miramax): Major markets

Fat Albert (20th Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (ThinkFilm): New York City and Los Angeles

The Merchant Of Venice (Sony Classics): Major markets

Synergy (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

The Upside of Anger (New Line): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, January 07, 2005

Dark Water (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

The Underclassman (Miramax Films): 1250 plus locations

White Noise (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 14, 2005

Aliens of The Deep (Beuna Vista): 100 IMAX and other large format screens

Les Choristes (Miramax Films): New York City and Los Angeles

Coach Carter (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Elektra (20th Century Fox): 3250 plus locations

Racing Stripes (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 21, 2005

Assault on Precinct 13 (Rogue Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Beautiful Boxer (Here Films!/Regent): Limited release

Head On (Strand Releasing): New York City and Los Angeles

Hostage (Miramax): 2250 plus locations

Friday, January 28, 2005

Are We There Yet? (Sony Pictures Releasing): 1500 plus locations

D.E.B.S. (IDP): Select markets

Fascination (MGM): Select markets

Hide & Seek (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Nobody Knows (IFC): New York City exclusive

Friday, February 04, 2005

Assisted Living (Economic Projections Inc): Select markets

The Boogeyman (Screen Gems): 1500 plus locations

Imaginary Heroes (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

The Wedding Date (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 11, 2005

Constantine (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Hitch (Sony Pictures Releasing): Major markets

In My Country (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Schultze Gets The Blues (Paramount Classics): Limited release

Friday, February 18, 2005

Because of Winn-Dixie (20th Century Fox): 1000 plus locations

The Interpreter (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Son of the Mask (New Line Cinema): 3250 plus locations

Friday, February 25, 2005

Cursed (Miramax Films): 3000 plus locations

Look At Me (Sony Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

Friday, March 04, 2005

Be Cool (MGM): 3000 plus locations

Dear Frankie (Miramax Films): New York City and Los Angeles

King’s Ransom (New Line Cinema): 1500 plus locations

The Pacifier (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 11, 2005

The Boys From County Clare (IDP): Major markets

The Cave (Screen Gems): 500 plus locations

The Jacket (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

Millions (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

Robots (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

A Sound of Thunder (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Friday, March 18, 2005

Ice Princess (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

Melinda and Melinda (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

The Ring 2 (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

Unleashed (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 25, 2005

Guess Who? (Columbia Pictures): 2500 locations

Nanny McPhee (Universal Pictures): 1000 plus locations

Rebound (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Sahara (Paramount): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 01, 2005

Beauty Shop (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Sin City (Dimension): 2500 plus locations

Walk on Water (Roadside Attractions): New York City and Los Angeles

The Weather Man (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 08, 2005

Dust To Glory (IFC): Select markets

In Her Shoes (Fox): 2000 plus locations

Man of the House (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Amityville Horror (MGM): 3250 plus locations

Otherwise Engaged (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, April 22, 2005

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Walk the Line (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 29, 2005

House of Wax (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

The Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

XXX: State of the Union (Sony Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Kingdom of Heaven (20th Century Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 13, 2005

Kicking & Screaming (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 27, 2005

Edukators (IFC): Limited release

The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Madagascar (Dreamworks): 3000 plus locations

Friday, June 03, 2005

The Cinderella Man (Universal): 2500 plus locations

The Dinner Party (Sony Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Herbie: Fully Loaded (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants (Warner Brothers): 1500 plus locations

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (Miramax Films): 2500 plus locations

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 17, 2005

Batman Begins (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

Friday, June 24, 2005

Fun With Dick and Jane (Sony Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

War of the Worlds (Paramount): 3500 plus locations

Friday, July 01, 2005

Chicken Little (Buena Vista): 3250 plus locations

Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 08, 2005

Bewitched (Sony Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, July 15, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, July 22, 2005

The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

The Pink Panther (MGM): 2500 plus locations

Friday, July 29, 2005

Monster-in-Law (New Line Cinema): 2000 plus locations

Stealth (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 05, 2005

Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Untitled Mike Judge 3001 Project (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, August 12, 2005

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

The Perfect Man (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Woods (MGM): 1000 plus locations

Friday, September 16, 2005

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Brothers): 750 plus locations

Friday, September 23, 2005

Zorro II: Unmasked (Sony Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, September 30, 2005

Jarhead (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 07, 2005

Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox): 1500 plus locations

Wallace and Gromit: The Great Vegetable Plot (Dreamworks): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 14, 2005

Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, October 21, 2005

George A. Romero’s Land Of The Living Dead (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 04, 2005

American Gangster (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Cars (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, November 18, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

Untitled James Bond 21 (MGM)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Brothers Grimm (Dimension): 2000 plus locations

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Great Raid (Miramax Films): 1500 plus locations

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

King Kong (Universal Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Producers (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Saturday, December 25, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Buena Vista): 3750 plus locations

Friday, February 10, 2006

Curious George (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 31, 2006

Ice Age 2 (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 05, 2006

X-Men 3 (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, September 29, 2006

Open Season (Sony): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 04, 2007

Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures): 4500 plus locations

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