The Early Report for December 12, 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 January 2005 and June 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

A Lot Like Love (Buena Vista): Ashton Kutcher and Ali Larter star in this romantic comedy, arriving in theatres on April 22

Appleseed (Geneon Entertainment): This Japanime feature, based on a comic by “Ghost in the Shell” creator Masamune Shirow, will open in 70 theatres in major markets on January 14

D.E.B.S. (Screen Gems): Four Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, in this action/comedy opening March 25

Eros (Warner Independent): Three short films, one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai, address the themes of love and sex, and open in select American markets on April 8

The Fog (Columbia): The second remake of a John Carpenter movie for 2005 (“Assault on Precinct 13” opens in January) will open in theatres October 14

The Ice Harvest (Focus Features): John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton reteam for this comedy about two desperate men, a dimwit lawyer and a strip club owner, who plan to swindle the Mob of some money on Christmas Eve. Film opens in limited release on November 4

Nanny McPhee (Universal Pictures): Written by and starring Emma Thompson, this family comedy, previously scheduled for a March 25 opening, has been moved to a 2005 to be determined slot

Oldboy (Tartan Films): Chan-wook Park’s Cannes Grand Jury prize-winning revenge thriller will finally open in the United States beginning March 25

Shrek 3 (Dreamworks): This third installment has been moved from November 2006 to May 2007

Valiant (Buena Vista): This British-made Disney animated film, featuring the voices of Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Tim Curry and Ricky Gervias, will hit American theatres on April 15

Waiting (Lions Gate): Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris topline this comedic look at the people who wait on you in restaurants, which will it serve itself upon theatres October 7

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Born Into Brothels (THINKFilm): R for some sequences of strong language

Breakout (Trinity Home Entertainment): PG for violence and mild thematic elements

Cover Story (Skouras Films): R for some violence

Dancing In Twilight (Luminous Galaxy Productions): PG-13 for disturbing images, thematic elements and sexual content

Darkness (Miramax Films): PG-13 for disturbing images, intense terror sequences, thematic elements and language Previously rated R for terror/violence and language

The Falls (Ardustry Home Entertainment): R for violence, language and some sexuality

Fat Albert (Twentieth Century Fox): PG for momentary language

The Jacket (Warner Independent Pictures): R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity

King’s Ransom (New Line Cinema): PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language

Las Vegas Warrior (Smooth Pictures Entertainment): R for violence

Layer Cake (Sony Pictures Classics): R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and drug use

Letter To The President (Image Entertainment): R for language, some drug content and violent images

Lucky 13 (MGM Home Entertainment): R for sexual content and language

Novo (IFC Films): R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language

Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (Buena Vista Pictures): G

Reconstruction (Palm Pictures): PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language

Son Of The Mask (New Line Cinema): PG for action, crude and suggestive humor and language

Train Ride (Ruffnation Films): R for language, sexual content, violence and some drug use

Union Square (BCI): R for strong graphic depiction of drug addiction, and language

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The Hunter and the Hunted: Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City

Friday, January 14, 2005

Appleseed (Geneon Entertainment): 70 locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and other major markets

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

Coach Carter (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

CSA: The Confederate States of America (IFC Films): Select markets

Elektra (20th Century Fox): 3250 plus locations

Racing Stripes (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 21, 2005

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

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

Beautiful Boxer (Here Films!/Regent Releasing): 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

Watermarks (Kino International): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Friday, January 28, 2005

Aliens of the Deep (Buena Vista): 100 plus IMAX 3-D locations

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

Fascination (MGM): Select markets

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

Nobody Knows (IFC): Exclusive engagements and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Daybreak (Newmarket Films): Select markets

Friday, February 04, 2005

Assisted Living (Cowboy Pictures): Exclusive to the Criterion Cinemas in New Haven CT, the Angelika Film Center in New York City and Landmark’s E Street Cinemas in Washington DC

Boogeyman (Screen Gems): 1500 plus locations

Harry and Max (TLA Releasing): New York City

Rory O’Shea Was Here (Focus Features): Select markets

The Wedding Date (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 11, 2005

Bride And Prejudice (Miramax): New York City and Los Angeles

Hitch (Sony Pictures Releasing): Major markets

Imaginary Heroes (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

Monday, February 14, 2005

Sex, Cocktails and Politics (Regent Releasing): Select markets

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

Sky Blue

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): New York City and Los Angeles

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

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

Up and Down (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 02, 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

Intimate Stories (New Yorker Films): New York City exclusive

The Pacifier (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 11, 2005

The Boys From County Clare (IDP): Major markets

The Jacket (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

Mindhunters (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

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

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

D.E.B.S. (Screen Gems): Select markets

Guess Who? (Columbia Pictures): 2500 locations

Kung Fu Hustle (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Oldboy (Tartan Films): New York City and Los Angeles

Sahara (Paramount): 3000 plus locations

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Beauty Shop (MBM/UA): 2000 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

The Cave (Screen Gems): 1000 plus locations

Dust To Glory (IFC): Select markets

Eros (Warner Independent): Select markets

In Her Shoes (Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Amityville Horror (MGM): 3250 plus locations

House of D (Lions Gate): Limited release

Rebound (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Rumor Has It (Universal): 2500 plus locations

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

Valiant (Buena Vista): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 22, 2005

A Lot Like Love (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

The Interpreter (Universal): 2500 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

Beautiful Country (Sony Pictures Classics):

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

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

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

Friday, June 17, 2005

Batman Begins (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

My Summer Of Love (Focus Features): Select markets

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

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

Undead (Lions Gate): Limited release

Friday, July 08, 2005

Bewitched (Sony Pictures): 3000 plus locations

The Skeleton Key (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, July 15, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

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

Friday, July 22, 2005

The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

November (IFC Films): Major markets

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

Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Brothers): 750 plus locations

Friday, September 23, 2005

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

Friday, September 30, 2005

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 07, 2005

Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Waiting (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

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

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Fog (Columbia): 2500 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

Chicken Little (Buena Vista): 3250 plus locations

The Ice Harvest (Focus Features): Limited release

The Legend of Zorro (Sony Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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

Friday, November 11, 2005

Jarhead (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Rent (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, November 18, 2005

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

Walk the Line (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Brothers Grimm (Dimension): 2000 plus locations

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Great Raid (Miramax Films): 1500 plus locations

Friday, December 09, 2005

Underworld 2 (Screen Gems): 2500 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, May 19, 2006

The Da Vinci Code (Columbia): 3000 plus locations

Over The Hedge (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 9, 2006

Cars (Buena Vista): 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