The Early Report for December 25, 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 February 2006 and December 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Aquamarine (Twentieth Century Fox): Julia Roberts’ niece Emma, on the fast track to becoming the next Julia Roberts, stars as a lovelorn mermaid in this rom-com, now opening on March 3

Army of Shadows (Rialto Pictures): Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1969 classic drama about the French Resistance during World War II will begin its summer tour of great art houses at the Film Fourm in New York City on April 28

Ask the Dust (Paramount Pictures): Robert Towne directs Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell in this adaptation of John Fante’s Depression-era novel, now opening in major markets on April 14

Dead Man’s Shoes (Magnolia Films): This thriller, written by the star of “In America,” tells the story of an Irish solider who returns from a war hellbent on destroying the thugs who terrorized his mentally challenged brother years before, will open in Los Angeles and New York City on May 12

Evil (Magnolia Films): After scoring a minor hit with “Derailed,” Mikael Hafstrom’s 2003 Swedish boarding school drama will arrive in American theatres beginning March 10

Goal! The Dream Begins (Buena Vista Pictures): Will Americans go for not one and not two but three British films about a young Latino soccer player from Los Angeles who is drafted to play for Newcastle Unitedr We’ll find out beginning March 3

Heart is Deceitful (Palm Pictures): Asia Argento’s adaptation of the J.T. LeRoy novel about the travels of a young boy and his reckless mother will open in Los Angeles and New York City on March 10

Hoot (New Line Cinema): The adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s family comedy will now open April 21, two weeks later than previously scheduled

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School(IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films): The Robert Carlyle dance drama will swing into theatres March 24

Only Human (Magnolia Films): This Spanish romantic comedy will open in major markets on June 9

Our Brand is Crisis (Palm Pictures): Rachel boynton’s documentary about a group of Democratic consultants who conduct an American-style reelection campaign for the President of Bolivia in 2004, will open at the Film Forum in New York City on March 1

Somersault (Magnolia Films): Cate Shortland’s indie drama about a young runaway who learns some hard lessons about life away from your family will open in select markets on April 14

Sunshine (Twentieth Century Fox): A team of astronauts set out on a mission to re-ignite a part of the dying sun, in this sci-fi/thriller from the writing and directing team that brought us “28 Days Later.” Film opens in theatres October 13

Take the Lead (New Line Cinema): The Antonio Banderas dance drama has shuffled off its March 24 opening and will now waltz across screens on April 7

Who Gets to Call It Artr (Palm Pictures): Peter Rosen’s documentary about the 1960s New York City pop art scene will open at the Film Forum in the Big Apple on February 1

Most Recent MPAA Ratings

Bandidas (Twentieth Century Fox): PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and violence

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (Rogue Pictures): R for language

The Dawn (Maverick Entertainment Group): R for violent content, pervasive language, some drug use and nudity

Dead Men Walking (Asylum Home Entertainment): R for strong pervasive violence and gore, language and some sexuality

Firewall (Warner Brothers Pictures): PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence

Funny Valentine (Xenon Pictures): R for some sexual content

Game 6 (Kindred Media Group): R for some language and sexuality

King Of The Lost World (Asylum Home Entertainment): R for language, some creature violence and brief nudity

The Hills Have Eyes (Twentieth Century Fox): R for strong gruesome violence and terror throughout, and for language

Madea’s Family Reunion (Lionsgate): PG-13 for mature thematic material, domestic violence, sex and drug references

Opal Dream (Focus Features): PG for mild thematic elements, language and some violence

Running With Scissors (TriStar Pictures): R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse

She’s The Man (Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures): PG-13 for some sexual material

Stick It (Buena Vista Pictures): PG-13 for some crude remarks

Thank You For Smoking (Fox Searchlight Pictures): R for language and some sexual content

The Untold Story Of Emmett Louis Till (THINKFilm): PG-13 for some violent images
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Who Gets to Call It Artr (Palm Pictures): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, February 3, 2006

A Good Woman (Lionsgate): Select markets

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

Something New: (Focus Features): Select markets

Tamara (City Lights Pictures): Select markets

The Tenants (Millenium Films): Select markets

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

When A Stranger Calls (Sony/Screen Gems): 2750 plus locations

Friday, February 10, 2006

Curious George (Universal Studios): 3500 plus locations

Failure to Launch (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

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

Firewall (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations release

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Paramount Classics): Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto

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

Night Watch (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 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

Dirty (Silver Nitrate Releasing): Select markets

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

Trudell (Balcony Releasing): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in 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

Ultraviolet (Screen Gems): 2750 plus locations

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Our Brand is Crisis (Palm Pictures): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, March 3, 2006

Aquamarine (Twentieth Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (Rogue Pictures): 1500 plus locations

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

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

Game 6 (Kindred Media Group): Major markets

Goal! The Dream Begins (Buena Vista Pictures): 1750 plus locations

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

Battle in Heaven (Tartan Films): Select markets

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

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

Heart is Deceitful (Palm Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

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

Idlewild (Universal Studios): 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

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

Mirage (Picture This Entertainment): New York City exclusive

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

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

Stoned (Intandem/Screen Media Films): Los Angeles and New York City

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

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

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 24, 2006

Adam & Steve (TLA Releasing): Opens in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC

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 Studios): 2500 plus locations

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School(IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films): Major markets

RV (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Stay Alive (Buena Vista Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Yang Ban Xi (Shadow Distribution): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, March 31, 2006

ATL (Warner Brothers): 1750 plus locations

Awesome: I F*ckin’ Shot That! (THINKFilm): Major markets

Basic Instinct 2 (MGM/UA/Columbia Pictures): 2500 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

Shadowboxer

Slither (Universal Studios): 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

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

On a Clear Day (Focus Features): Select markets

Phat Girlz (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sisters in Law (Women Make Movies): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, April 14, 2006

American Dreamz (Universal Studios): 2250 plus locations

Ask the Dust (Paramount Pictures): Select markets

Confetti (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Hard Candy (Lionsgate): 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

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

The Wild (Buena Vista Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 21, 2006

Accepted (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

The Cleaner (New Line Cinema): 2250 plus locations

Hoot (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

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Death Of Mr. Lazaruscu (Tartan Films): Exclusive to the Film Fourm in New York City

Friday, April 28, 2006

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

Army of Shadows (Rialto Pictures): Exclusive to the Film Fourm in New York City

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

Catch and Release (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Flight 93 (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

Say Uncle (TLA Releasing): Los Angeles and New York City

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

The King (THINKFilm): Los Angeles and New York City

Mission: Impossible 3 (Paramount): 3750 plus locations

Friday, May 12, 2006

Dead Man’s Shoes (Magnolia Films): Los Angeles and New York City

Poseidon (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 19, 2006

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

Over The Hedge (DreamWorks SKG): 3500 plus locations

See No Evil (Lionsgate): 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 Studios): 2500 plus locations

Loverboy (THINKFilm): Los Angeles and New York City

Nacho Libre (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, June 9, 2006

Cars (Buena Vista Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Only Human (Magnolia Films): Major markets

A Prarie Home Companion (Picturehouse): Major markets

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 Studios): 3750 plus locations

The Lake House (Warner Brothers): 2500 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

School for Scoundrels (Dimension Films): 2000 plus locations

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

You, Me and Dupree (Universal Studios): 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 Studios): 3500 plus locations

Friday, August 4, 2006

The 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

Stormbreaker (The Weinstein Company): 3000 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 Studios): 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

Sunshine (Twentieth Century Fox): 3000 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 (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! (Lionsgate): 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

Dreamgirls (Dreamworks SKG): 2500 plus locations

The Good Shepherd (Universal): 2250 plus locations release

A Night at the Museum (Twentieth Century Fox): 3000 plus locations

Friday, February 9, 2007

Rocky Balboa (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ghost Rider (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

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

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

Transformers (DreamWorks SKG): 4000 plus locations

Friday, November 2, 2007

Bee Movie (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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