The Early Report for July 31, 2005: Part Two

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

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Bee Season (Fox Searchlight): Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche star in this spelling bee drama from the makers of “The Deep End,” which has been moved from October 21 to November 4

Brick (Focus Features): Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lukas Haas star in Rian Johnson’s drama about a teenager who pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, opening in theatres on March 24, 2006

Fierce People (Lions Gate): Griffin Dunne’s latest directorial effort has been delayed to April 2006

Lord of War (Lions Gate): The Nic Cage drama from the writer/director of “Gattaca” and “S1m0ne” has been moved back up from September 30 to September 16

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): Curtis Hanson’s poker-themed drama featuring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore will now be released on March 17, 2006, three months later than last scheduled

The Matador (The Weinstein Company): Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear star in this hitman drama, opening in the top ten markets on November 4 before expanding to the top 25 markets on the 11th and nationwide on the 23rd

Next (Columbia Pictures): Almost a year and a half before its intended December 8 2006 release date and even before the film has begin shooting, Lee Tamahori’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story “The Golden Man” has been delayed to 2007

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens will now open in select markets on September 23 before rolling out wide on September 30

On a Clear Day (Focus Features): Peter Mullan stars a man who is determined to swim the English Channel, in Gaby Dellal’s Irish drama also featuring Brenda Blethyn, opening in select markets on April 7, 2006

Pride and Prejudice (Focus Features): Keira Knightley stars in the latest adaptaion of the classic Jane Austen novel, which has been moved back from September 23 to November 18

Rent (Columbia Pictures): Chris Columbus’ adaptation of the Tony and Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway msuical will now open in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto on November 11 before opening nationwide on November 23

Something New (Focus Features): A professional black woman finds romance with a white working-class man in Sanaa Hamri’s romantic dramedy, opening February 3, 2006

Underclassman (Miramax Films): Previously scheduled to open this Friday, the oft-delayed Nick Cannon action comedy has been moved back to September 2

Wall (Lifesize Entertainment): Simone Bitton’s documentary, focusing on her own inner conflicts as both an Arab and a Jew juxtaposed against the Israeli building of a large dividing wall between Israel and Palestine, will open at the Quad Cinema in New York City on August 26

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): Jon Favreau directs this sidequel to “Jumanji,” which finds two brothers having an incredible adventure while playing a mysterious board game, now opening in theatres two weeks earlier than first expected, on Novmeber 11

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

American Pie Presents Band Camp (Universal Studios Home Entertainment): R for sexual content/nudity, crude humor and language

Bob The Butler (First Independent Pictures): PG for crude humor, innuendo and some language (Previously rated PG-13 in 2004)

Chasing Freedom (First Look Home Entertainment): R for a scene of violence

The Choke (Velocity Home Entertainment): R for violence, language and some sexuality

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Columbia Pictures): R for pervasive strong crude and sexual humor, language, nudity and drug content

Dream Home (Maverick Entertainment Group): PG for some language and brief violence

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Screen Gems): PG-13 for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Destination Films): PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action violence

Frankenstein (The Asylum Home Entertainment): R for strong violence/gore, sexual content, drug material and language

Idiocracy (Twentieth Century Fox): R for language and sex-related humor

The Keeper: The Legend Of Omar Khayyam (Arrival Pictures): PG for violence and a scene of sensuality

My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (Paramount Home Entertainment): G
National Lampoon’s Adam And Eve (New Line Home Entertainment): R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, and for language

The Pink Panther (MGM/Columbia Pictures): PG for occasional crude and suggestive humor and language

Sabata (MGM Home Entertainment): PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations (Previously rated GP in 1970)

The Snurks (First Look Home Entertainment): PG for scary action and some mild language

Two Hands (Buena Vista Home Entertainment): R for violence and pervasive language

The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut (Paramount Home Entertainment): R for violence and language

Woods Of Evil (Maverick Entertainment Group): R for violence, language and some drug use

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

William Eggleston in the Real World (Highline Productions): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, September 2, 2005

Margaret Cho: Assassin (Here! Films/Regent Releasing): Opens at the Camera 7 Cinemas in Campbell CA, the Highland Park Village in Dallas, the Regent Showcase Cinema in Hollwyood, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington NY, the Quad Cinemas in New York City, the Ritz at the Bourse Cinemas in Philadelphia and the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco

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

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

The Woods (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Yard Sale (Romar Entertainment): Select markets

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Touch the Sound (Shadow Distribution): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

Friday, September 9, 2005

Cote D’Azur (Strand): Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, the Angelika Film Center and the Chelsea Cinemas in New York City, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the South Coast Village 3 in Santa Ana and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

Curandero (Dimension Films): New York City and Los Angeles

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

Green Street Hooligans (Freestyle Releasing): 500 plus locations

Keane (Magnolia Films): New York City and Los Angeles

The Man (New Line): 2000 plus locations

Mobsters and Mormons (Halestorm Entertainment): Utah regional release

An Unfinished Life (Miramax Films): Limited release

Friday, September 16, 2005

Crazy Like a Fox (Innovation Film Group): Select markets

Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

G (Slowhand Releasing): Select markets

Garcon Stupide (Picture This!): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

A Good Woman (Lions Gate): Limited release

Hellbent (Regent Releasing): Opens at the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, the Regent Showcase Cinema in Hollywood, the South Beach 18 in Miami, the Chelsea Cinemas and the Village East Cinemas in New York City and in Seattle

Just Like Heaven (DreamWorks): 2500 plus locations

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner Brothers): Select markets

The Libertine (Miramax Films): Limited release

Lord of War (Lions Gate): 2000 plus locations

One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (First Run Features): Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City

Proof (Miramax Films): Limited release

The Reaper (Dimension Films): 1750 plus locations

The Thing About My Folks (Picturehouse): Select markets

Thumbsucker (Sony Pictures Classics): New York and Los Angeles

Friday, September 23, 2005

Cry Wolf (Focus Features): 1500 plus locations

Dear Wendy (Wellspring): New York and Los Angeles

Dorian Blues (TLA Releasing): Select markets

Flight Plan (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

A History of Violence (New Line): Top ten markets

Into The Fire (Slowhand Releasing): Select markets

MirrorMask (TriStar/Destination/Samuel Goldwyn): New York City exclusive

Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): Select markets

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Go Fish/DreamWorks SKG): 1500 plus locations

Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations

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

Tom Hanks’ Magnificent Desolation (IMAX Films): 100 plus IMAX locations

Waiting (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

40 Shades of Blue (Vitagraph Films): Select markets

Friday, September 30, 2005

Art School Confidential (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Cape of Good Hope (Artistic License): New York City exclusive

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

The Greatest Game Ever Played (Buena Vista Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Into the Blue (MGM): 2250 plus locations

The Last Drop (Romar Entertainment): Select markets

Little Manhattan (Twentieth Century Fox): New York City exclusive

Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Guys And Balls (Regent Releasing): Select markets

Friday, October 7, 2005

Before the Fall (Picture This! Entertainment): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Dead 4: Necropolis (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

Dead 5: Rave to the Grave (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

Good Luck and Good Night (Warner Independent Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

The Gospel (Screen Gems): 750 plus locations

Guys and Balls (Regent Releasing): Select markets

In Her Shoes (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Sacred Stage (First Run Features): Exclusive to Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills

Separate Lives (Fox Searchlight): Major markets

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

The Squid And The Whale (Samuel Goldwyn/IDP): New York City exclusive

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

Where The Truth Lies (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

Friday, October 14, 2005

Domino (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

Elizabethtown (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

The Fog (Columbia): 2500 plus locations

Last Day (Strand Releasing): New York City and Los Angeles

Nine Lives (Magnolia Films): Select markets

North Country (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Summer Storm (Here! Films/Regent Releasing): Select markets

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ushpizin (Picturehouse): New York City exclusive

Friday, October 21, 2005

Derailed (The Weinstein Company): 1500 plus locations

Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (DreamWorks SKG): 2250 plus locations

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

The Protocol of Zion (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

Shopgirl (Buerna Vista Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Stay (20th Century Fox): 1750 plus locations

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ballet Russes (Zeitgeist Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, October 28, 2005

Blackmail Boy (Picture This! Entertainment): New York City exclusive

Guarding Eddy (Innovation Film Group): Limited release

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

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

The Passenger (Sony Classics): New York City exclusive

Prime (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations

Saw 2 (Lions Gate): 2000 plus locations

Three Extremes (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles

The Weather Man (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 4, 2005

Bee Season (Fox Searchlight): Major markets

Chicken Little (Buena Vista): 3250 plus locations

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

Jarhead (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Kids in America (Slow Hand Releasing): Select markets

The Matador (The Weinstein Company): New York City and Los Angeles

National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (Freestyle Releasing): Limited release

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

The White Countess (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City exclusive

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

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

Friday, November 11, 2005

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

The Kid & I (Slow Hand Releasing): Select markets

Poster Boy (Regent Releasing): Select markets

Rent (Columbia Pictures): Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto

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

Unconscious (Regent Releasing): Select markets

Zathura (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, November 18, 2005

Breakfast on Pluto (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City exclusive

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

Walk the Line (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Wolf Creek (The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films): Select markets

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Dying for Dolly (Lions Gate Films): 1500 plus locations

Ice Harvest (Focus Features): 2250 plus locations

Just Friends (New Line): 2500 plus locations

Pride and Prejudice (Focus Features): Select markets

Syriana (Warner Brothers): Major markets

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

Friday, December 2, 2005

Aeon Flux (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Palm Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles

Goose! (Innovation Film Group): 500 plus locations

Transamerica (The Weinstein Company): New York City and Los Angeles

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

The Promise (The Weinstein Company): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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

The Producers (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, December 23, 2005

Hard Candy (Lions Gate Films): Select markets

Munich (Dreamworks SKG): 2500 plus locations

The Ringer (Fox Searchlight): 1750 plus locations

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Casanova (Buena Vista): New York City and Los Angeles

Hoodwinked (The Weinstein Company): 1000 plus locations

Match Point (DreamWorks SKG): Major markets

Mrs. Henderson Presents (The Weinstein Company): Select markets

Rumor Has It (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Friday, January 6, 2006

Bandidas (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

The Gathering (The Weinstein Company): 1500 plus locations

Running Scared (New Line): 2250 plus locations

Slither (Universal Studios): 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, January 20, 2006

Feast (The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films): 1750 plus locations

Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Friday, January 27, 2006

Annapolis (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations

Roving Mars (Buena Vista): 100+ IMAX and other large format locations

Friday, February 3, 2006

Something New (Focus Features): 500 plus locations

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

When A Stranger Calls (Sony/Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Friday, February 10, 2006

Curious George (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

The Pink Panther (MGM/Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 17, 2006

Antartica (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

The Break Up (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Don’t Come Knocking (Sony Pictures Classics): Major markets

Flicka (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, February 24, 2006

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations

Friday, March 3, 2006

Pulse (The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films): 2000 plus locations

Friday, March 10, 2006

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (MGM/Columbia): 2500 plus locations

The Notorious Bettie Page (Picturehouse): Select markets

Friday, March 17, 2006

Killshot (The Weinstein Company): 2000 plus locations

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, March 24, 2006

Brick (Focus Features): 1500 plus locations

The Inside Man (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 31, 2006

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

Friday, April 7, 2006

The Benchwarmers (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

On a Clear Day (Focus Features): Select markets

Friday, April 14, 2006

Aquamarine (20th Century Fox): 2500 plus locations
Scary Movie 4 (The Weinstein Company): 3000 plus locations

The Wild (Buena Vista): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 21, 2006

Accepted (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

The Sentinel (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Friday, May 5, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 (Paramount): 3750 plus locations

Friday, May 12, 2006

Poseidon (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

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

The Fast and the Furious 3: Toyko (Universal Studios): 3750 plus locations

Friday, June 23, 2006

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount): 3500 plus locations

Click (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, June 30, 2006

Superman Returns (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus screens

Friday, July 7, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 14, 2006

Untitled Will Ferrell NASCAR Comedy (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, July 21, 2006

Lady in the Water (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

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

Ant Bully (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Ghost Rider (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 11, 2006

Little Man (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Children Of Men (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3250 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

Foodfight! (Lions Gate Films): 1500 plus locations

Happy Feet (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, December 22, 2006

The Good Shepherd (Universal): 2250 plus locations release

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Transformers (DreamWorks): 4000 plus locations

Friday, November 2, 2007

Bee Movie (Dreamworks SKG): 4500 plus locations

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