The Early Report for February 20, 2005: Part Two

This second part of the Early Report highlights the newest MPAA ratings as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between late-March 2005 and June 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

All the King’s Men (Columbia Pictures): Steven Zaillian’s remake of the Oscar winning 1949 film, starring Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Sean Penn, Mark Ruffalo and Kate Winslet, will open sometime during the fourth quarter of 2005

Casanova (Buena Vista): Even as his last potential Oscar bait film, the Robert Redford/Jennifer Lopez drama “An Unfinished Life,” sits on Miramax’s shelf, Lasse Hallstrom is readying his next grab for the gold, casting Heath Ledger as the legendary lover. Film should open in late December

CSA: The Confederate States of America (IFC Films): The controversial mockumentary, which shows what the world may have been like had the South won the Civil War, has been delayed from its intended summer release. A replacement date was not announced

Dark Water (Buena Vista Pictures): Jennifer Connelly stars in this remake of the Japanese thriller, which is the English-language debut of “The Motorcycle Diaries” director Walter Salles. Film opens in theatres on August 12

Glory Road (Buena Vista): Josh Lucas plays the real life coach of a Texas basketball coach who took an all-black basketball team to the NCAA championship during the 1960s. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film is set to open on January 13, 2006

The Greatest Game Ever Played (Buena Vista Pictures): Bill Paxton’s second directorial effort features Shia LaBeouf as Francis Ouimet, the real-life amateur golfer who beat the reigning champion pro-golfer Harry Vardon at the 1913 U.S. Open. Film is set to open on September 30

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Buena Vista Pictures): Don’t panic! The adaptation of Douglas C. Adams’ best-seller is opening on April 29, one week earlier than expected

Horton Hears a Who (20th Century Fox): A feature adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s 1954 children’s book has been tentatively set for a fall 2007 release

Just Like Heaven (DreamWorks SKG): After six years of development hell, this rom/com is finally in production (with Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon) and will open in theatres on September 16

Layer Cake (Sony Pictures Classics): Matthew Vaughn’s crime thriller will open in New York and Los Angeles on May 13, two weeks later than previously set

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore topline Curtis Hanson’s poker drama, which is all-in for Oscar season this December

Memoirs of a Geisha (Columbia Pictures): “Chicago” director Rob Marshall tackles the best-selling novel by Arthur Golden, in which a woman reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha. Film is set to open in wide release on December 9

Monster In Law (New Line Cinema): Those of you who have been waiting for Jane Fonda’s return to the screen will have to wait just a bit longer, as this wedding comedy with J. Lo is now opening on May 13 instead of May 6

Night Watch (Fox Searchlight): A smash hit in its native Russia, this fantasy/thriller will open in select American markets on July 29. Should it perform well, film will open nationwide on August 26

The Perfect Man (Universal Studios): The Hilary Duff romantic comedy, where she tries to find her mother (Heather Locklear) a date (because, you know, it would be so hard for Heather Locklear to find a date), opens in theatres on July 22, three weeks earlier than its previously set August 12 release date

Red Eye (DreamWorks SKG): Wes Craven’s next features Rachel McAdams as a woman held captive on a flight by a dangerous stranger who threatens to kill her father unless the woman helps him assassinate a wealthy businessman. The horror/thriller opens in theatres on August 5

Shopgirl (Buerna Vista Pictures): Steve Martin’s adaptation of his 2000 novella, once set to open last fall, will finally open in theatres on October 21

Shrek 3 (Dreamworks SKG): The next installment of the animated series has been set to open May 18, 2007

Skeleton Key (Universal): The Kate Hudson-led supernatural thriller has moved from July 8 to August 12

Sky High (Buena Vista Pictures): The Kurt Russell-led superhero action comedy has been bumped back two days, from July 27 to July 29

2 For the Money (Universal Studios): Matthew McConaughey stars in this drama about a former college football player who falls into the sports gambling business under the tutelage of Al Pacino. Film opens September 23

Untitled Kurt Russell/Dakota Fanning Film (DreamWorks SKG): Screenwriter John Gatins, who previously wrote the sports-themed “Summer Catch,” Hard Ball” and “Coach Carter,” makes his directorial debut in this drama about a trainer and his young daughter who nurse an injured horse back ot health, with plans to race him in the Breeder’s Cup. Previously set to open in early August, film will now unspool sometime during the holiday season

Untitled Steven Spielberg Project (Dreamworks SKG): As “Schinlder’s List” quickly followed “Jurassic Park” and “Amistad” and “Saving Private Ryan” followed “Jurassic Park 2,” this drama based on the 1972 Munich Olympic kidnapping and murder of several Jewish athletes by a group of Palestine terrorists will follow the director’s sci-fi actioner “War of the Worlds,” hitting theatres on December 23

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): The Wachowski Brothers will produce and write the screenplay adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, about a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” who uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Starring Natalie Portman and James Purefoy, film will open on November 4

The Weather Man (Paramount): Gore Verbiksi’s follow up to “Pirates of the Caribbean,” a dramedy about a divorced TV newscaster who wants to reconcile with his ex-wife and children, featuring Oscar winners Nic Cage and Michael Caine, will no longer open on April 1 as previously planned. A new date should be announced soon

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Book Of Love (Sundance Channel Home Entertainment): R for sexual content and language

Coastlines (IFC Films): R for some sexuality and brief language

The Damn! Show (Studioworks LLC): R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, language, drug use and nudity

Dead And Breakfast (Ambush Entertainment): R for strong horror violence/gore and language (Previously rated NC-17)

Devil’s Harvest (Velocity Home Entertainment): R for some sexuality/nudity and violence

Diagnosis: Murder (SNP Inc): PG-13 for brief sexual content

The Hoodlum (905 Corporation): PG for violence and thematic elements

House Of Wax (Warner Brothers Pictures): R for horror violence, some sexual content and language

Keane (Serene 9 LLC): R for a scene of strong sexuality, drug use and language

Milwaukee, Minnesota (Tartan Films USA): R for language, sexual content, some violence and brief drug use

Run Simon Run (905 Corporation): PG-13 for some violence

Saint-Ange (Focus Features): R for some nudity and disturbing images

Sci Fighter (MTI Home Video): PG-13 for martial arts violence and brief sensuality

Slaughterhouse Massacre (Barnholtz Entertainment): R for strong sexuality and nudity, violence, some language and drug use

Smile (Dark Forest Releasing): PG-13 for some mature content involving teen sexuality

Steamboy (TriStar Pictures): PG-13 for action violence

Submerged (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): R for strong violence and language

Tell Them Who You Are (THINKFilm): R for language and some sexual images

Valiant (Buena Vista Pictures): G

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

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

Friday, March 25, 2005

Death of a Dynasty (TLA Releasing): Exclusive engagements in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC

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

Guess Who? (Columbia Pictures): 2500 locations

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

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

Sequins (New Yorker): New York City exclusive

Sex, Cocktails and Politics (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Beauty Shop (MBM/UA): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 01, 2005

Beauty Shop (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Dust To Glory (IFC): New York City and Los Angeles

Kontroll (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

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

Pure (Indican Pictures): Select markets

Sin City (Dimension): 2500 plus locations

Friday, April 08, 2005

Bomb The System (Palm Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

Catarina in the Big City (Empire Pictures): Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills

Dust To Glory (IFC): Select markets

Eros (Warner Independent): Top ten markets

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

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

Rebound (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Sahara (Paramount): 3000 plus locations

Smile (Innovation Film Group): Select markets

Winter Solstice (Paramount Classics): Limited release

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Palindromes (Wellspring): New York City (Los Angeles on April 15)

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Amityville Horror (MGM): 3250 plus locations

House of D (Lions Gate): Limited release

Rock School (Newmarket Films): New York City and Los Angeles

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 Game of Their Lives (IFC Films): New York City, Los Angeles and Indianapolis

The Interpreter (Universal): 2500 plus locations

King’s Ransom (New Line): 850 plus locations

Madison (MGM): 500 plus locations

Take My Eyes (New Yorker): New York City exclusive

Friday, April 29, 2005

Crash (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

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

Modigliani (Freestyle Releasing): Los Angeles exclusive

3 Iron (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Friday, May 06, 2005

Brothers (IFC Films): Limited release

Citizen Verdict (Freestyle Releasing/Innovation Film Group): Florida regional release

Fighting Tommy Riley (Innovation Film Group): New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco

House of Wax (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (MGM): Limited release

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Tropical Malady (Strand): New York City exclusive

Friday, May 13, 2005

Asylum (Paramount Classics): New York and Los Angeles

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

Crazy Like A Fox (Innovation Film Group): Southern regional release

Kicking & Screaming (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Layer Cake (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Unleashed (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations

Thursday, May 19, 2005

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

Friday, May 27, 2005

Cronicas (Palm): Select markets

Edukators (IFC): Limited release

The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Madagascar (Dreamworks): 3000 plus locations

Mindhunters (Miramax): 2000 plus locations

Friday, June 03, 2005

Apres Vous (Paramount Classics): Limited release

The Cinderella Man (Universal): 2500 plus locations

High Tension (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

Lords of Dogtown (Columbia Pictures): 2000 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

The Bad News Bears (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

5×2 (THINKFilm): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Howl’s Moving Castle (Beuna Vista): Major markets

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 (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations

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

Rize (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures): 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 (Columbia Pictures): 3000 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

The Honeymooners (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Into the Blue (MGM): 2000 plus locations

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

Friday, July 22, 2005

The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

The Perfect Man (Universal): 2000 plus locations

November (IFC Films): Major markets

Friday, July 29, 2005

Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Thomas Van Zandt (Palm): Select markets

The Brothers Grimm (Dimension): 2000 plus locations

Elizabethtown (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Night Watch (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Sky High (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Stealth (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 05, 2005

Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Grizzly Man (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

Must Love Dogs (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Red Eye (DreamWorks SKG): 2500 plus locations

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

Friday, August 12, 2005

Dark Water (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

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

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

Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

Skeleton Key (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, August 19, 2005

The Cave (Screen Gems): 1000 plus locations

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

Zu Warriors (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

Friday, August 26, 2005

Cry Wolf (Focus Features): Limited release

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 Good Woman (Lions Gate): Limited release

Just Like Heaven (DreamWorks): 2500 plus locations

Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Brothers): Major markets

Syriana (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Pink Panther (MGM): 2500 plus locations

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

2 For the Money (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 30, 2005

Bee Season (Fox Searchlight): Major markets

The Greatest Game Ever Played (Buena Vista Pictures):

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 07, 2005

Class Action (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

In Her Shoes (Fox): 2000 plus locations

Waiting (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

Wallace and Gromit: The Great Vegetable Plot (Dreamworks SKG): 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

Goose (Innovation Film Group): 500 plus locations

Shopgirl (Buerna Vista Pictures): Select markets

Friday, October 28, 2005

Guarding Eddy (Innovation Film Group): Limited release

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 (TriStar Pictures): 3250 plus locations

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 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 (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Great Raid (Miramax Films): 1500 plus locations

Friday, December 09, 2005

Memoirs of a Geisha (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

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

Rumor Has It (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Friday, December 23, 2005

Untitled Steven Spielberg Munich Olympics Project (Dreamworks SKG): 2500 plus locations

Sunday, December 25, 2005

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

Friday, January 13, 2006

Freedomland (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Glory Road (Buena Vista): 2500 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

The Poseidon Adventure (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

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

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Da Vinci Code (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Over The Hedge (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 9, 2006

Cars (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, June 23, 2006

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 30, 2006

Superman (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus screens

Friday, July 7, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 21, 2006

Monster House (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, July 28, 2006

Miami Vice (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Friday, September 29, 2006

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, November 3, 2006

Flushed Away (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 04, 2007

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

Friday, May 18, 2007

Shrek 3 (Dreamworks SKG): 4500 plus locations

Friday, June 22, 2007

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

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