The Early Report for November 7, 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 December 2004 and June 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Alien Love Triangle (Miramax): Danny Boyle’s Sci-Fi alien love drama, originally shot in 1997 as a short film and intended to be included in an anthology film before being expanded to feature length, will finally open in theatres on September 16

Alone In The Dark (Lions Gate): Uwe Boll’s latest video game-to-movie adaptation, featuring Tara Reid and Christian Slater, will open on January 28

Crash (Lions Gate): An ensemble drama featuring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe and Larenz Tate, this debut from Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis will open in theatres April 29

The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate): Rob Zombie’s sequel to his 2003 horror hit “House of 1000 Corpses” will open in theatres on August 12

Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate): Kimberly Elise and Steve Harris star in this divorce-themed comedy/drama, which will hit theatres on February 18

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Screen Gems): This legal drama, starring Laura Linney as a lawyer defends a Catholic priest (Tom Wilkinson) on trial for the death of a girl whose exorcism he presided over, has been set to premiere on September 9

Fabled (Indican Pictures): A young man who has recently broken up with his girlfriend suspects she is plotting against him with their psychiatrist, in Ari Kirschenbaum’s debut feature, opening in select locations in Wisconson beginning November 19

A Good Woman (Lions Gate): Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Wilkinson star in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1893 play “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” which will open in theatres in 2005

Happy Endings (Lions Gate): The latest from “The Opposite of Sex” director Don Roos follows the intertwined lives of ten people through Los Angeles, and will open in New York City and Los Angeles on July 15 before expanding into major markets on July 22 and July 29

High Tension (Lions Gate): This NC-17 rated French slasher film, produced by Luc Besson’s company, will open in American theatres on June 3

House Of D (Lions Gate): David Duchovny makes his directorial debut with this drama featuring himself and Robin Williams, which opens in theatres in 2005

The Keys To The House (Lions Gate): Italian director Gianni Amelio’s latest, a family drama about a father who forges a relationship with his handicapped son, whom he meets for the first time as a teenager, will open in New York City and Los Angeles on December 22

Kontroll (THINKFilm): Nimród Antal’s Hungarian crime drama will open in New York City on April 1

Mondovino (THINKFilm): Jonathan Nossiter’s documentary aboutthe impact of globilization on the world’s different wine regions will open in New York City on March 23

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): Roman Polanski follows up his Oscar-winning “The Pianist” with this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of an orphan that joins a household of young pickpockets who steal for their master, Fagin (Ben Kingsley). Film will open on September 30

Ritual (Dimension Films): Once set to be a part of the “Tales from the Crypt” series, this 2001 remake of the 1943 horror film “I Walked With A Zombie” has been set for release on September 2

Saw 2 (Lions Gate): A sequel to the currently-in-theatres horror/thriller has already been set for release on October 28, 2005

Tell Them Who You Are (THINKFilm): Mark Wexler’s documentary about his relationship with his father, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler, opens in New York City on April 15

Undead (Lions Gate): This cult horror hit from Australia arrives on American shores in 2005 TBD

Underworld 2 (Screen Gems): Kate Beckinsale returns in the sequel to the popular 2003 action/horror film, which will open on November 23, 2005

The Upside Of Anger (New Line): This year’s Oscar race loses another potential nominee, as the Kevin Costner/Joan Allen drama has moved its release from December 29 to March 11

Waiting (Lions Gate): Anna Faris, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long star in this comedy from first-time filmmaker Rob McKittrick, which will open in theatres in 2005

Zu Warriors (Miramax): The 2001 sequel to director Tsui Hark’s 1982 “Zu Warriors” will finally get an American theatrical release, when it opens on August 19

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Beyond The Sea (Lions Gate Films): PG-13 for some strong language and a scene of sensuality

Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure (Hasbro): G

Chestnut (Miramax Films): G

Les Choristes (Miramax Films): PG-13 for some language/sexual references and violence

Death Valley: The Revenge Of Bloody Bill (Asylum Home Entertainment): R for horror violence/gore, language and some drug use

Dude, Where’s The Party? (Barnholtz Entertainment): PG-13 for some sex-related humor

Gas (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment): R for language and some drug use

Haunted House (Asylum Home Entertainment): R for language and some nudity

High Rise Of Blood (SNP Inc): R for violence, language, some sexuality and brief drug use

Killer Diller (KD Productions): PG-13 for some language

Mansquito (Martien Holding): R for horror violence/gore

The MC (Image Entertainment): R for language including sexual references, and some drug content

Meet The Fockers (Universal Studios): PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference

Never Get Outta The Boat (Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment): R for pervasive drug material and language, strong sexual content and some violent images

White Noise (Universal Studios): PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and language

William Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice (Sony Pictures Classics): R for some nudity

Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

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

Born Into Brothels (THINKFilm): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, December 10, 2004

Beyond The Sea (Lions Gate): New York City exclusive

Dolls (Palm Pictures): New York and Los Angeles

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Buena Vista): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Million Dollar Baby (Warner Brothers): New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Aviator (Miramax Films): 3000 plus locations

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paramount Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Million Dollar Baby (Warner Brothers): Exclusive runs in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto

Open My Heart (Strand): New York City exclusive

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): 600 plus locations

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

The Keys To The House (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 24, 2004

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

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Bride and Prejudice (Miramax): Major markets

The Darkness (Dimension Films): 1000 plus locations

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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

In Good Company (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

A Love Song for Bobby Long (Lions Gate Films): Major markets

The Merchant Of Venice (Sony Classics): Major markets

Friday, January 07, 2005

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): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Hostage (Miramax): 2250 plus locations

Lost Embrace (New Yorker): New York City exclusive

Milk and Honey (Wellspring): New York City exclusive

She’s One of Us: Exclusive to the Village East Cinemas in New York City

Friday, January 28, 2005

Alone In The Dark (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

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

The Wedding Date (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 11, 2005

Hitch (Sony Pictures Releasing): Major markets

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

Constantine (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate): 1500 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

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

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

The Other Side Of The Street (Strand): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 01, 2005

The Best of Youth (Miramax): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, March 04, 2005

Be Cool (MGM): 3000 plus locations

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

In My Country (Sony Pictures Classics): 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

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

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Mondovino (THINKFilm): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

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

Kontroll (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

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

Tell Them Who You Are (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

Friday, April 22, 2005

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Walk the Line (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 29, 2005

Crash (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

House of Wax (Warner Brothers): 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

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

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

High Tension (Lions Gate): 1000 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

Happy Endings (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, July 22, 2005

The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

The Pink Panther (MGM): 2500 plus locations

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

Friday, July 29, 2005

Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations

Elizabethtown (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Stealth (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 05, 2005

Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Must Love Dogs (Warner Brothers): 2000 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

The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

The Perfect Man (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, August 19, 2005

Into the Blue (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Zu Warriors (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

Friday, September 02, 2005

Ritual (Dimension Films): 1000 plus locations

The Woods (MGM): 1000 plus locations

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 16, 2005

Alien Love Triangle (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

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

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, October 07, 2005

Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox): 2000 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, October 28, 2005

Saw 2 (Lions Gate): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 04, 2005

American Gangster (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Cars (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

The New World (New Line Cinema): 2750 plus locations

Friday, November 11, 2005

Rent (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, November 18, 2005

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Brothers Grimm (Dimension): 2000 plus locations

Underground 2 (Screen Gems): 2500 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

Friday, June 22, 2007

Surf’s Up (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations

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