The Early Report for November 27, 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 January 2006 and November 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

ATL (Warner Brothers): Chris Robinson’s Atlanta-based roller skating musical comedy will glide into theatres March 31

Battle in Heaven (Tartan Films USA): Carlos Reygadas’s follow-up to his international hit “Japon” will open at the Angelika Film Center in New York City on February 17

Beauty School of Kabul (Shadow Distribution): What happens when a group of hairdressers from America travel to Kabul with the intention of telling Afghan women how to do hair and makeupr Find out when Liz Mermin’s documentary opens in Los Angeles and New York City on March 24

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures): The part live action/part CG retelling of the classic E.B. White tale has been delayed from June 23 to December 20, 2006

Date Movie (Twentieth Century Fox): The creators of “Scary Movie” set their satirical eye on romantic comedies in their latest movie, which has strangely been moved from February 10, the Friday before Valentine’s Day, to February 17, the Friday after

DOA: Dead or Alive (The Weinstein Company): A movie adaptation of a video-game not directed by uber-hackmeister Uwe Bollr We’ll find out if it sucks or not on August 25

Duck Season (Warner Independent Pictures): Not a Daffy Duck movie but a small drama about two fourteen-year old boys who create their own adventures to overcome their boredom. Film opens in Los Angeles and New York City on March 10

For Your Consideration (Warner Independent Pictures): Christopher Guest’s latest takes on the wacky world of year-end movie awards consideration, which itself has been positioned for next year’s awards consideration by being scheduled for release on September 22

Garfield 2 (Twentieth Century Fox): The sequel to the 2004 fat cat comedy has been pushed back one week to June 23

Grindhouse (The Weinstein Company): Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino direct this double-fisted homage to 1970s exploitation films, set to kick butt and take names on September 22

Hostel (Lions Gate Films): Another week, another release date change for Eli Roth’s new horror film, which will now open on January 6

Idlewild (Universal Pictures): The OutKast musical will now open on March 10

In the Land of Women (Warner Independent Pictures): Which film will dare to be released the same weekend as “Mission Impossible 3” (May 5)r This little drama from Lawrence Kasdan’s other filmmaking son, Jon, in which a young TV writer goes to suburban Detroit to care for his sickly Grandmother and heal his broken heart

Infamous (Warner Independent Pictures): The other Truman Capote goes to Kansas to work on a non-fiction novel about the murder of a family movie, this one featuring Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weaver and new 007 Daniel Craig, opens in select markets on October 13

Jackass 2 (Paramount Pictures): You know you’re going to see it when it’s released September 22

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Warner Independent Pictures): The hilarious new Albert Brooks film will have a new curtain call as of February 10

Lucky Number Slevin (The Weinstein Company): Paul McGuigan’s drama set in the New York City underworld, starring “Sin City” stars Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett, will open March 31

The Painted Veil (Warner Independent Pictures): Edward Norton and Naomi Watts star in this adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel about an American woman who has an affair in the Far East while her husband works on his research. Film opens in select markets on November 17

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Independent Pictures): The Richard Linklater-directed adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story has a new release date of March 31

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Zeitgeist Films): Marc Rothemund’s drama about members of the “WeiSse Rose” (White Rose) resistance group against the Nazi regime, which represents Germany in this year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar race, will open February 24 in Los Angeles and New York City

The Visiting (Warner Brothers): Oliver Hirschbiegel’s sci-fi featuring Nicole Kidman and new 007 Daniel Craig will begin invading movie screens August 11

Yang Ban Xi (Shadow Distribution): Yan Ting Yuen’s documentary about the propaganda spectacles which replaced traditional opera during the Cultural Revolution in China, will open in New York City on March 29 and in Los Angeles in early April

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

No new ratings this week, due to Thanksgiving holiday
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, January 6, 2006

Bloodrayne (Romar Releasing): 1000 plus locations

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

The Gathering (The Weinstein Company): 1500 plus locations

Grandma’s Boy (Twentieth Century Fox): 1750 plus locations

Hostel (Lions Gate Films): 2000 plus locations

Friday, January 13, 2006

Glory Road (Buena Vista Films): 2500 plus locations

Last Holiday (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

The Libertine (The Weinstein Company): Select markets

R Point (Tartan Films): Select markets

Tristan & Isolde (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Friday, January 20, 2006

Underworld: Evolution (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Why We Fight (Sony Pictures Classics): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

Friday, January 27, 2006

Annapolis (Buena Vista Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Bubble (Magnolia Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

Imagine Me and You (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets

Mirage (Picture This Entertainment): New York City exclusive

La Mujer de Mi Hermano (Lions Gate Films): Los Angeles and New York City

Nanny McPhee (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Picturehouse): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

Friday, February 3, 2006

A Good Woman (Lions Gate Films): Select markets

The Lake House (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Manderlay (IFC Films): Los Angeles and New York City

Something New: (Focus Features): Select markets

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

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

Friday, February 10, 2006

Cheating Death: Final Destination 3 (New Line Cinema): 3000 plus locations

Curious George (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Firewall (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations release

Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World (Warner Indepedent Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Paramount Classics): Select markets

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

Friday, February 17, 2006

Battle in Heaven (Tartan Films USA): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Date Movie (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Eight Below (Buena Vista Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Freedomland (Columbia Pictures): 2250 plus locations

Second Chance (Columbia Pictures): Regional release

Unknown White Male (Wellspring Media): Los Angeles and New York City

Winter Passing (Freestyle Releasing): Los Angeles and New York City

Friday, February 24, 2006

Alpha Dog (New Line Cinema): 2000 plus locations

Doogal (The Weinstein Company); 500 plus locations

Running Scared (New Line Cinema): 2250 plus locations

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Zeitgeist Films): Los Angeles and New York City

Tsotsi (Miramax Films): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

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

Friday, March 3, 2006

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (Rogue Pictures): 1750 plus locations

Deep Sea 3-D (Warner Brothers): 100 plus IMAX locations release

Failure to Launch (Paramount Pictures): 2250 plus locations release

Merry Christmas (Sony Pictures Classics): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

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

16 Blocks (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, March 10, 2006

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

Battle in Heaven (Tartan Films): Select markets

Duck Season (Warner Independent Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

The Hills Have Eyes (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 2250 plus locations

Idlewild (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Lady Vengeance (Tartan Films USA): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in other select markets

Lonesome Jim (IFC Films): Los Angeles and New York City

The Shaggy Dog (Buena Vista Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ask the Dust (Paramount Pictures): Select markets

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

Find Me Guilty (Freestyle Releasing): Los Angeles and New York City

Killshot (The Weinstein Company): 2000 plus locations

Just My Luck (Twentieth Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

She’s the Man (DreamWorks SKG): 2250 plus locations

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

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 24, 2006

Adam & Steve (TLA Releasing): Limited release

Beauty School of Kabul (Shadow Distribution): Los Angeles and New York City

Brick (Focus Features): Los Angeles and New York City

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

The Inside Man (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

RV (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Take the Lead (New Line Cinema): 1750 plus locations

Thank You for Smoking (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Limited release

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Yang Ban Xi (Shadow Distribution): New York City exclusive

Friday, March 31, 2006

ATL (Warner Brothers): 1750 plus locations

The Devil & Daniel Johnston (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

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

Lucky Number Slevin (The Weinstein Company): 2250 plus locations

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Slither (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, April 7, 2006

The Benchwarmers (Columbia Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friends with Money (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

Hoot (New Line Cinema): 2250 plus locations

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

On a Clear Day (Focus Features): Select markets

Friday, April 14, 2006

American Dreamz (Universal Studios): 2250 plus locations

Aquamarine (Twentieth Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Confetti (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Hard Candy (Lions Gate Films): Los Angeles and New York City

The Hidden Blade (Tartan Films): Select markets

Kinky Boots (Miramax Films): Los Angeles and New York City

The Notorious Bettie Page (Picturehouse): Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco

Scary Movie 4 (The Weinstein Company): 3000 plus locations

The Wild (Buena Vista Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 21, 2006

Accepted (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

The Cleaner (New Line Cinema): 2250 plus locations

The Sentinel (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Silent Hill (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, April 28, 2006

Akeelah and the Bee (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations

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

Catch and Release (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Flight 93 (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Waist Deep (Focus Features): 1500 plus locations

Wassup Rockers (First Look Studios): Select markets

Friday, May 5, 2006

In the Land of Women (Warner Independent Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

Mission: Impossible 3 (Paramount): 3750 plus locations

Friday, May 12, 2006

Death Of Mr. Lazarus (Tartan Films): Select markets

Poseidon (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 19, 2006

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

Over The Hedge (Universal/DreamWorks SKG): 3500 plus locations

See No Evil (Lions Gate Films): 1500 plus locations

Friday, May 26, 2006

Little Man (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

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

Friday, June 2, 2006

The Break-Up (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Nacho Libre (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, June 9, 2006

Cars (Buena Vista Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, June 16, 2006

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

Pathfinder (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Friday, June 23, 2006

Click (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Garfield 2 (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Johanna (Tartan Films): Select markets

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

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Superman Returns (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

Friday, July 7, 2006

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

Friday, July 14, 2006

Ghost Rider (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

School for Scoundrels (Dimension Films): 2000 plus locations

Super Ex-Girlfriend (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

You, Me and Dupree (Universal Pictures): 2750 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

Flicka (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Miami Vice (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, August 4, 2006

Ant Bully (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

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

Friday, August 11, 2006

Untitled Oliver Stone World Trade Center Project (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

The Visiting (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Zoom (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Messengers (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Snakes on a Plane (New Line Cinema): 2750 plus locations

Friday, August 25, 2006

DOA: Dead or Alive (The Weinstein Company): 2250 plus locations

How to Eat Fried Worms (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

Yankee Irving (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Friday, September 8, 2006

The Covenant (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

The Untitled Sarah Michelle Gellar Supernatural Thriller (Focus Features): 3250 plus locations

Friday, September 15, 2006

Gridiron Gang (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Jackass 2 (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, September 22, 2006

For Your Consideration (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Grindhouse (The Weinstein Company): 2750 plus locations

Running With Scissors (TriStar Pictures): Select markets

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Children Of Men (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, October 6, 2006

Barnyard (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 13, 2006

Infamous (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Marie-Antoinette (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Grudge 2 (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (New Line Cinema): 1000 plus locations

Friday, November 3, 2006

Flushed Away (Universal/DreamWorks SKG): 3500 plus locations

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

Friday, November 10, 2006

Stranger than Fiction (Columbia Pictures): 3000 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

The Painted Veil (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Friday, December 15, 2006

Eragon (Twentieth Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

The Pursuit of Happyness (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures): 3500 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 (Universal/DreamWorks SKG): 4500 plus locations

Friday, June 22, 2007

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Fantastic Four 2 (Twentieth Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Transformers (Universal/DreamWorks SKG): 4000 plus locations

Friday, November 2, 2007

Bee Movie (Universal/DreamWorks SKG): 4500 plus locations

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Beowulf (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations release

Friday, December 7, 2007

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema): 4000 plus locations

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