The Early Report for February 5, 2006: 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-March 2006 and December 2007.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Babel (Paramount Classics): “21 Grams” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu guides Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in this drama about a couple who discovers tragedy while on vacation, opening in select theatres on October 6

The Big Question (THINKFilm): On the set of “The Passion of the Christ,” a film crew goes in depth with Mel Gibson, Monica Bellucci, James Caviezel and others on The Divine Subject, in this documentary opening in select markets on March 24

The Black Dahlia (Universal Pictures): Brian DePalma’s adaptation the James Ellroy novel about one of Los Angeles’s most notorious unsolved murders will slay audiences beginning October 13

Crazy Like a Fox (Delphi Films): Richard Squires’ dramatic comedy about a Virginian gentleman farmer who loses his mind when he loses his family farm, will open at the Union Square 14 in New York City on May 5

Evan Almighty (Universal Pictures): Steve Carrell’s put-upon newscaster from “Bruce Almighty” finds himself elected to Congress, where he has to deal with a bad energy bill and God’s command to build a new Ark before an impending flood, in this comedy which commands you to go to the cinema on December 22

Factotum (IFC Films): Matt Dillon, fresh off his Oscar nomination for “Crash,” plays Charles Bukowski stand-in Henry Chinaski in this drama opening in select markets on August 18

Frost Bite (Columbia Pictures): This thriller from longtime Steven Soderbergh associate Gregory Jacobs, featuring two young men who are preyed upon by the ghosts of those who have died on the same stretch of road they now find themselves stranded on, will open February 2, 2007

The Holiday (Columbia Pictures): Jack Black, Cameron Diaz and Kate winslet topline the new film from “Something’s Gotta Give” writer/director Nancy Meyers, about a woman plagued by man trouble who finds her fortunes improving when she befriends an Englishwoman while on vacation. Film has been slotted for a December 8 opening

Let’s Go to Prison (Universal Pictures): Bob Odenkirk’s prison comedy will be Universal’s feel-good Thanksgiving offering, opening November 22

95 Miles to Go (THINKFilm): Tom Caltabiano’s documentary about Ray Romano’s 2003 short stand-up tour through the South will open in select theatres on April 7

No Place Like Home (Columbia Pictures): Ice Cube and Thomas Haden Church star in this modern-day update of the classic 1948 Cary Grant comedy “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” opening January 12

Pierrepoint (IFC Films): You may not have known you wanted a docudrama about Britian’s most prolific hangman, but you’re getting one starting September 15

Pulse (The Weinstein Company): Kristen Bell will have to wait a while longer to conquer the big screen, as this adaptation of the J-horror film “Kairo” has been delayed from March 3 to July 7

School for Scoundrels (Dimension Films): Tod Philip’s follow-up to “Old School” has been delayed from its intended July 17 release. No new date was announced

Stoned (Intandem/Screen Media Films): Stephen Wooley’s biography about Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones will now open at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre and in Berkeley, Chicago, New York City and San Francisco on March 24, one week later than previously scheduled

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (New Line Cinema): The first movie expolits of the Greatest Band on Earth will hit theatre screens on November 17, three weeks later than previously set

Trust the Man (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Bart Freundlich’s dramedy about love, marriage and infidelity, starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup and Julianne Moore, will open in major markets on August 18
Most Recent MPAA Ratings

The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Films Holding Company): PG for some violence

The Confessor (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug content

The Great New Wonderful (First Independent Pictures): R for language and some sexuality

Gridiron Gang (Columbia Pictures): PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language

I Walk The Line (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): PG-13 for some violence and sexual content (Previously rated GP in 1970)

Komodo vs. Cobra (Lions Gate Home Entertainment): PG-13 for creature violence

Lady Vengeance (Tartan Films USA): R for strong violent content – some involving children, and some sexuality

Minotaur (Lions Gate Entertainment): R for violence and some nudity

Motor Home Massacre (SNP Inc): R for violence, sexuality, language and drug use

La Mujer De Mi Hermano (Lions Gate Films): R for sexuality and language

National Lampoon’s Pucked (National Lampoon Productions): R for language and some sexuality/nudity

Peaceful Warrior (Sobini Films): PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes

Pray (Tartan Video USA): R for violent content

Preaching To The Choir (Code Black Entertainment): PG-13 for language, sex and drug references

Population 436 (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): R for brief sexuality and violence

Shrink Rap (Indican Pictures): R for language and sexual content

16 Blocks (Warner Brothers Pictures): PG-13 for violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language

Summer Storm (Regent Releasing): R for sexuality, language and drug content
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Amateurs (Bauer Martinez Studio): Select markets

Church Ball (Halestorm Entertainment): Utah regional release

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

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

Mirage (Picture This Entertainment): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

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

Steve Harvey: Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet! (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

Summer Storm (Here! Films/Regent Releasing): Opens at Landmark’s Act I & II Theatre in Berkeley and Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco

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

V For Vendetta (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Beauty Academy of Kabul (Shadow Distribution): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

The Big Question (THINKFilm): On the set of “The Passion of the Christ,” a film crew goes in depth with Mel Gibson, Monica Bellucci, James Caviezel and others on The Divine Subject, in this documentary opening in select markets on March 24

Brick (Focus Features): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

L’Enfant (Sony Pictures Classics): Opens at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and in Los Angeles

In Her Line of Fire (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

The Inside Man (Universal Studios): 2500 plus locations

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch (Two Lions Productions): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

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

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School(IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films): opens at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino, Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica and in additional locations in major markets

Stay Alive (Buena Vista Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Stoned (Intandem/Screen Media Films): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre and in Berkeley, Chicago, New York City and San Francisco

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Drawing Restraint 9 (IFC Films): New York City exclusive

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

Friday, March 31, 2006

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

ATL (Warner Brothers): 1750 plus locations

Awesome: I F*ckin’ Shot That! (THINKFilm): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre and in additional theatres in 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

Iron Island (Kino International): Exclusive to the Cinema Village Theatre in New York City

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

Shadowboxer (Shadowboxer Distribution): Select markets

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

A Good Year (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

95 Miles to Go (THINKFilm): Tom Caltabiano’s documentary about Ray Romano’s 2003 short stand-up tour through the South will open in select theatres on April 7

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

When Do We Eatr (THINKFilm): Select markets

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

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

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hard Candy (Lionsgate): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (Samuel Goldwyn Films): Opens at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and in additional theatres in major markets

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

Live and Become (Menemsha Films): Los Angeles and New York City

La Mujer de Mi Hermano (Lionsgate): Select markets

My First Wedding (Indican Pictures): Select markets

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

Preaching to the Choir (Freestyle Releasing): New York City exclusive

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

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

The Sisters (Arclight Films): Los Angeles, New York City and other major markets

The Wild (Buena Vista Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 21, 2006

All About My Mother (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

American Dreamz (Universal Studios): 2250 plus locations

Hoot (New Line Cinema): 2250 plus locations

The Sentinel (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Silent Hill (TriStar Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Standing Still (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

Stick It (Buena Vista Pictures): 2000 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): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

Flight 93 (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

Guys and Balls (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Harsh Times (Bauer Martinez Studios): Select markets

Haven (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

Killer Diller (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

RV (Columbia Pictures): 3000 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

Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

The Whore’s Son (Picture This! Entertainment): Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City

Friday, May 5, 2006

American Haunting (Freestyle Releasing): 2000 plus locations

Crazy Like a Fox (Delphi Films): Exclusive to the Union Square 14 in New York City

Down in the Valley (THINKFilm): Select markets

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

Mission: Impossible 3 (Paramount): 3750 plus locations

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

Friday, May 12, 2006

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

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

Keeping Up with the Steins (Miramax Films): Select markets

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

Poseidon (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, May 19, 2006

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

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

Over The Hedge (DreamWorks SKG): 3500 plus locations

See No Evil (Lionsgate): 1500 plus locations

Twelve and Holding (IFC Films): Select markets

Friday, May 26, 2006

Confetti (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Little Man (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

X-Men: The Last Stand (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

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The Omen (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 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: Toyko Drift (Universal Studios): 3750 plus locations

The Lake House (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Pathfinder (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Wordplay (IFC Films): Select markets

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man (Lionsgate): Select markets

Friday, June 23, 2006

Click (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Garfield’s A Tail of Two Kitties (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

Pulse (The Weinstein Company): 2000 plus locations

A Scanner Darkly (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Friday, July 14, 2006

My 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

Brothers of the Head (IFC Films): Select markets

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 Groomsmen (Bauer Martinez Studios): Select markets

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, August 11, 2006

Accepted (Universal Studios): 2000 plus locations

Beer League (Echo Bridge Entertainment): Limited release

The Visiting (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

World Trade Center (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Zoom (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 18, 2006

Factotum (IFC Films): Select markets

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

Stormbreaker (The Weinstein Company): 3000 plus locations

Trust the Man (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets

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 1, 2006

The Return (Focus Features): 3250 plus locations

Friday, September 8, 2006

The Covenant (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 15, 2006

Gridiron Gang (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

I Could Never Be Your Woman (Bauer Martinez Studios): Select markets

Jackass 2 (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Pierrepoint (IFC Films): Select markets

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

The Last Kiss (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, October 6, 2006

Babel (Paramount Classics): Select theatres

Barnyard (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Black Dahlia (Universal Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Infamous (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

Marie-Antoinette (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Sunshine (Twentieth Century Fox): 3000 plus locations

Untitled Friday the 13th Origin Film (New Line Cinema): 2750 plus locations

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Grudge 2 (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Friday, November 3, 2006

Flushed Away (DreamWorks SKG): 3500 plus locations

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

Untitled Bealtes Musical (Columbia Pictures): Select markets

Friday, November 10, 2006

Dallas (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Stranger than Fiction (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 17, 2006

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

Happy Feet (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

The Painted Veil (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let’s Go to Prison (Universal Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, December 8, 2006

The Holiday (Columbia Pictures): 2675 plus locations

Friday, December 15, 2006

Eragon (Twentieth Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Meet the Robinsons (Buena Vista Pictures): 3850 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 Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Evan Almighty (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

The Good Shepherd (Universal Pictures): 2250 plus locations release

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

Monday, December 25, 2006

Rogue (Dimension Films): 1500 plus locations

Friday, January 19, 2007

No Place Like Home (Columbia Pictures): 2250 plus locations

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Messengers (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, February 2, 2007

Frost Bite (Columbia Pictures): 2500 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, May 25, 2007

Used Guys (Twentieth Century Fox): 4000 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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