The Early Report for December 4, 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 mid-January 2006 and December 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

End of the Spear (Every Tribe Entertainment): Jim Hanon’s drama, based on the true story of an Ecuadorian tribal warlord who learns to embrace peace, has been set to open in theatres January 20

Failure to Launch (Paramount Pictures): Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this slacker rom/com from the director of “Shanghai Noon,” opening February 10

Film Geek (First Run Features): James Westby’s indie comedy about a socially inept video store clerk with an encyclopedic knowledge of film will open at the Cinema 21 in Portland OR on January 13 before opening at the Quad Cinemas in New York City on February 10

Free Zone (New Yorker Films): Natalie Portman stars in Amos Gitai’s Israeli drama about an American woman living in Jerusalem who finds herself in the middle of an unusual predicament between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman, opening in New York City on April 7

Gulliver’s Travel (PentaMedia): The 3D CG animated retelling of the classic Jonathan Swift tale, a surprise entry from India into this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar race, will open at the Bollywood-centric NAZ8 Theatre in Artesia CA (just within the Academy-required qualifying screening zone) on December 23

The Heart of the Game (Miramax Films): The first official acquisition from the new Weinstein-less distributor, a documentary about a Seattle high school girls’ basketball team, will open in Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle on June 14

Illusion (Slowhand Releasing): Kirk Douglas stars in this drama about a dying filmmaker who has visions of the son he never knew he had, opening in select markets on February 17

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (Paramount Pictures): Everyone’s third favorite redneck comic gets his own movie, infesting theatres March 31

Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World (Warner Indepedent Pictures): Our report last week about the new Albert Brooks moving from January 20 to February 10 appears to be a mistake. We apologize for the error

The Proposition (First Look Studios): The Australian western written by rocker Nick Cave and starring Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone and Emily Watson, will open at the Angelika Film Center in New York City on March 31st and at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on April 7th

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Slowhand Releasing): Taggart Siegel’s documentary about one Illinois man’s twenty year struggle to turn his traditional family farm into an experimental community of art and culture, opens in select markets on January 20

R Point (Tartan Films): The Korean war thriller previously set to open on January 13 will now be released direct to video sometime this spring

Rocky Balboa (Columbia Pictures): A new title for the sixth film in the recently resurrected series, in case you’ve forgotten the main character’s name after nearly seventeen years, and a firm release date: February 9, 2007

Tamara (City Lights Pictures): A new horror film from the creator of “Final Destination,” about a nerdy young woman who comes back to life as an evil seductress to exact revenge on those who participated in her death. Film opens in select markets on January 13

Wassap Rockers! (First Look Studios): The latest from “Kids” director Larry Clark, a skateboarding odyssey about a group of Latino teens who leave their east Los Angeles neighborhood to explore the wilds of Beverly Hills. will open at the Angelika Film Center in New York City on April 21st and at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles on April 28th

When the Sea Rises (New Yorker Films): The French drama about an intense and intimate relationship between an older traveling comedienne and one of her much younger fans, previously set to open on December 16, will open in New York City on January 13

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

The Adventures Of Brer Rabbit (Universal Studios Home Entertainment): G

The Almost Guys (Karma Films): PG-13 for crude sexual references, language and thematic material

Angels With Angles (Invision MPG): PG for thematic elements including sensuality, violence and language

Black & Blue: Legends Of The Hip Hop Cop (Image Entertainment): R for language

Bug (Lions Gate Films): R for some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, language and drug use

Duck Season (Warner Independent Pictures): R for language and some drug content

Freezerburn (The Brookturn Company): R for language, drug use, some violence and sexual content

Infamous (Warner Independent Pictures): R for language, violence and some sexuality

King Kong (Universal Pictures): PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images

The Libertine (The Weinstein Company): R for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language

Munich (Universal Pictures): R for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language

Neil Young: Heart Of Gold (Paramount Classics): PG for some drug-related lyrics

Nothing But The Truth (New Line Cinema): PG-13 for sexual content, drug references, teen partying and crude humor

The Notorious Bettie Page (Picturehouse): R for nudity, sexual content and some language

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Independent Pictures): R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image

Tamara (City Lights Pictures): R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking

Uncle P (New Line Home Entertainment): PG for thematic elements including language, some sensuality and drug references

The Visitation (Twentieth Century Fox): PG-13 for mature thematic material, violence/terror and disturbing images
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, January 13, 2006

April’s Shower (Regent Releasing): Opens at
the Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood, the Quad Cinema in New York City, the Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert CA and the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco

Film Geek (First Run Features): Exclusive to the Cinema 21 in Portland OR

Glory Road (Buena Vista Films): 2500 plus locations

Last Holiday (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

When the Sea Rises (New Yorker Films): New York City exclusive

Friday, January 20, 2006

End of the Spear (Every Tribe Entertainment): 1150 plus locations

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

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Slowhand Releasing): Select markets

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

Failure to Launch (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Firewall (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations release

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

Illusion (Slowhand Releasing): Select markets

The Second Chance (Columbia Pictures): 750 plus locations

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

Winter Passing (Freestyle Releasing): Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and in 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

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (Paramount Pictures): 1000 plus locations

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

The Proposition (First Look Studios): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

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

Free Zone (New Yorker Films): New York City exclusive

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

Wassap Rockers! (First Look Studios): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Heart of the Game (Miramax Films): Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle

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, February 9, 2007

Rocky Balboa (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

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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