The Early Report for April 17, 2005: Part Two

This second part of the Early Report highlights the newest release date changes and additions, title changes and MPAA ratings, as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between mid-May 2005 and June 2007.

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Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Antarctica (Buena Vista): Paul Walker stars in this fact-based drama about two explorers who go it alone without their sled dogs, due to extreme circumstances, opening on February 17

Casino Royale (MGM-UA/Columbia Pictures): Who will be playing Bond in this 21st film of the series is still a mystery, but the film has a new release date of November 17, 2006

The Cave (Screen Gems): Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser and Piper Perabo find themselves trapped in an underwater cave network, in this thriller opening August 26

A Cock And Bull Story (Newmarket Films): Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s “unfilmable” novel, “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman,” will open in limited release on October 14

Cry Wolf (Focus Features): Jon Bon Jovi and Jared Padalecki star in this prep-school thriller, which is now set to open on August 5

Dominion: A Prequel To The Exorcist (Warner Brothers): Paul Schrader’s rejected “Exorcist” prequel will see a limited release on May 20

Doom (Universal Studios): Andrzej Bartkowiak, director of three previous DMX movies, directs The Rock in this big screen adaptation of the nearly-plotless 1990s video game, set to blast its way into theatres on October 21

Eragon (20th Century Fox): In search of their own “Harry Potter”/”Lord of the Rings” franchise, Fox has hired screenwriter Peter Buchman to adapt Christopher Paolini’s best-seller, about a young boy and his dragon, who are thrust into a world of magic and power and into battle with an evil king. Film is set to open on June 16, 2006

George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead (Universal Studios): The fourth entry in Romero’s zombie movie series arrives in theatres on June 24, nearly four months earlier than its previous October 21 release date

The Grudge 2 (Columbia Pictures): When a $10M film earns more than ten times its budget back, you know a sequel is coming. Look for this one to arrive in theatres October 20, 2006

Last Days (Newmarket Films): What Gus Van Sant did to Columbine in “Elephant” he does here to Kurt Cobain, with Michael Pitt as a suicidal Seattle-based rock star dealing with the final days of his life. Film opens in limited release on July 22

The Notorious Bettie Page (Newmarket Films): Mary Harron’s bio-pic about the 1950’s model, the inspiration for the Betty Page character in Dave Stevens’ “The Rocketeer,” will open in limited release on March 10, 2006

Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems): The sequel to the 2003 vampire actioner will now open a week earlier, on December 2

Waqt (Eros): Amitabh Bachchan, the current subject of a career retrospect at New York’s Lincoln Center, stars in this drama about the bonds between a father and a son, will open in select theatres specializing in Bollywood films on April 22

Most Recent Title Changes

Broken Flowers (Focus Features): The untitled Jim Jarmusch/Bill Murray collaboration finally gets a title. Film will still open in limited release on August 5

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Cross Bones (SNP Inc): R for language, violence and brief drug use

The Crow: Wicked Prayer (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): R or violence and language throughout, some sexual and drug content

Cypher (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): R for some language

Easy Six (Showtime Networks): R for sexual content, language and brief violence

83 Hours ’til Dawn (905 Corporation): PG-13 for violence and terror, and some sexuality

Far Harbor (SNP Inc): R for language

Finding Home (Castle Hill Productions): PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content and some violence

Kicking & Screaming (Universal Studios): PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor

Madagascar (Dreamworks SKG): PG for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements

Mysterious Skin (Tartan Films USA): NC-17 for extreme sexual content, some involving children, including dialogue and a rape scene

Presumed Guilty (First Look Home Entertainment): PG-13 for some violence and drug references

Roll Bounce (Twentieth Century Fox): PG-13 for language and some crude humor

Sex And A Girl (Velocity Home Entertainment): R for sexual content, language, drug use and teen drinking

Vampire Assassin (SNP Inc): PG-13 for violence and brief strong language

Walk On Water (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): R for some language including sexual references, and for brief nudity

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

Friday, May 20, 2005

Dominion: A Prequel To The Exorcist (Warner Brothers): Limited release

Sex, Politics and Cocktails (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to the Regent Showcase Cinema in Hollywood, the Quad Cinema in New York City and the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Friday, May 27, 2005

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

Edukators (IFC): Limited release

The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Madagascar (Dreamworks): 3250 plus locations

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

Friday, June 3, 2005

Apres Vous (Paramount Classics): Limited release

The Cinderella Man (Universal): 2500 plus locations

The Deal (Front Street Films): Limited release

Hellbent (Regent Releasing): New York City and Los Angeles

High Tension (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

Lords of Dogtown (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

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

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

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

The Honeymooners (Paramount Pictures): 1750 plus locations

Howls Moving Castle (Beuna Vista): New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco

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

The Ordeal (Mars Distribution): Select markets

Friday, June 17, 2005

Batman Begins (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

My Summer Of Love (Focus Features): Select markets

The Perfect Man (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, June 24, 2005

Bewitched (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

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

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

March of the Penguins (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Washington DC

Me and You and Everyone We Know (IFC Films): Select markets

Rize (Lions Gate): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

Wild Side (Wellspring Media): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Tropical Malady (Strand): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, July 1, 2005

Rebound (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Undead (Lions Gate): Limited release

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

Friday, July 8, 2005

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

Dark Water (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

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

Murderball (THINKFilm): New York City and Los Angeles

Saraband (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, July 15, 2005

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

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

Hustle and Flow (Paramount): 1000 plus locations

Friday, July 22, 2005

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

The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

The Edukators (IFC Films): Major markets

The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations

Last Days (Newmarket Films): Major markets

Nine Songs (Tartan Films): New York City and Los Angeles

November (Sony Classics): Major markets

Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

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

Must Love Dogs (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Night Watch (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Sky High (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Stealth (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 5, 2005

Broken Flowers (Focus Features): Major markets

Cry Wolf (Focus Features): 1500 plus locations release

Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations

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

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

The Pink Panther (MGM): 2500 plus locations

2046 (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Baxter (IFC Films): Major markets

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

Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets

Four Brothers (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Pretty Persuasion (Roadside Attractions): New York City and Los Angeles

Skeleton Key (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Supercross (20th Century Fox): 1750 plus locations

Friday, August 19, 2005

Asylum (Paramount Classics): Major markets

Domino (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

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

Red Eye (DreamWorks SKG): 2500 plus locations

Valiant (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Zu Warriors (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

Friday, August 26, 2005

The Cave (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Undiscovered (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Giuliani Time (K Video Productions): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, September 2, 2005

Ritual (Dimension Films): 1000 plus locations

The Transporter 2 (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

The Woods (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 9, 2005

Eternal (Regent Releasing): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Syriana (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations
Thumbsucker (Sony Pictures Classics): New York and Los Angeles

Friday, September 23, 2005

Dear Wendy (Wellspring): New York and Los Angeles

Paradise Now (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City exclusive

Pride and Prejudice (Focus Features): Select markets

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): 1500 plus locations

Into the Blue (MGM): 2250 plus locations

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 7, 2005

In Her Shoes (Fox): 2000 plus locations

Untitled Niki Caro Project (Warner Brothers): 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

A Cock And Bull Story (Newmarket Films): Limited release

The Constant Gardener (Focus Features): New York City and Los Angeles

Don’t Come Knocking (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Elizabethtown (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

The Fog (Columbia): 2500 plus locations

Strangers with Candy (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, October 21, 2005

Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Goose (Innovation Film Group): 500 plus locations

Shopgirl (Buerna Vista Pictures): 1000 plus locations

Friday, October 28, 2005

Guarding Eddy (Innovation Film Group): 1000 plus locations

Saw 2 (Lions Gate): 2000 plus locations

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

Friday, November 4, 2005

Chicken Little (Buena Vista): 3250 plus locations

The Family Stone (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

The Ice Harvest (Focus Features): Limited release

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

The White Countess (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 9, 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

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

Friday, November 18, 2005

Breakfast on Pluto (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Walk the Line (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Yours, Mine and Ours (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 2, 2005

The Great Raid (Miramax Films): 1500 plus locations

Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Friday, December 9, 2005

Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features): New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco

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

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

King Kong (Universal Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, December 16, 2005

All the King’s Men (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Big Momma’s House 2 (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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

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

Friday, January 6, 2006

Bandidas (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 13, 2006

Barnyard (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Freedomland (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Glory Road (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 3, 2006

Tristan Isolde (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 10, 2006

Curious George (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Just Friends (New Line): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Break Up (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Flicka (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, March 31, 2006

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

Friday, April 7, 2006

The Benchwarmers (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, April 14, 2006

Aquamarine (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Friday, May 5, 2006

The Poseidon Adventure (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

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

Friday, May 12, 2006

Zoom (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 19, 2006

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

Over The Hedge (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 26, 2006

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

Friday, June 9, 2006

Cars (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, June 16, 2006

Eragon (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 23, 2006

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount): 3500 plus locations

Click (Columbia Pictures): 3250 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 14, 2006

Talladega Nights (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, July 21, 2006

Monster House (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, July 28, 2006

Garfield 2 (20th Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Miami Vice (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Friday, August 4, 2006

Ghost Rider (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, September 29, 2006

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Grudge 2 (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, November 3, 2006

Flushed Away (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

The Santa Clause 3 (Buena Vista Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, November 17, 2006

Casino Royale (MGM-UA/Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Happy Feet (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

The Transformers (Dreamworks SKG): 3000 plus locations

Friday, December 8, 2006

Next (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 4, 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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