The Early Report for February 19, 2006: Part Two

This second part of the Early Report highlights the newest release date changes and additions, as well as FilmJerk’s estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between mid-March 2006 and 2008.

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Brothers): Brad Pitt plays the notorious Wild West cowboy in this drama from the director of “Chopper,” blasting its way across multiplex screens this October, likely with a much shorter title

Awake (The Weinstein Company): Hayden Christensen plays a man who awakens during surgery, alert but unable to signal his status to the operating staff, in this thriller opening Labor Day weekend

Beerfest (Warner Brothers Pictures): The new movie from Broken Lizard (think “Fight Club” at an Oktoberfest) will bang its way into theatres this October

The Blood Diamond (Warner Brothers): Jennifer Connelly, Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou star in this action drama from the director of “The Last Samurai,” which is aiming for a December 2006 release

Brick (Focus Features): Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this long-gestating teen drama about a high schooler who finds himself in over his head when he tries to find out what happened to his recently-disappeared ex-girlfriend, opening in Los Angeles and New York City on March 31, one week later than previously set

Clerks II (The Weinstein Company): Kevin Smith’s return to the Askewniverse, one movie after swearing he’d never go back, begins August 11

The Departed (Warner Brothers): Martin Scorsese’s truly all-star Americanization of the “Infernal Affairs” trilogy, featuring Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg, is being penciled in for a November 2006 bow

Fearless (Focus Features): Jet Li once again returns to the Chinese cinema which made him an international superstar, in this biopic about Martial Arts master Huo Yuanjia, the founder and spiritual guru of Jin Wu Sports Federation, who comes out of hiding to defend his country’s honor in a tournament, hitting theatres August 4

The Good German (Warner Brothers): Steven Soderbergh directs this post-World War II drama about an American journalist who returns to Berlin to find his missing mistress, starring Cate Blanchett, George Clooney and Tobey Maguire. Look for the film this September

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Brothers): June 29, 2007 has been the unofficial opening date for the fifth film in the series, but we’re hearing the new premiere date will be closer to mid-November 2007. Based on the opening dates for parts 1, 2 and 4, November 16, 2007 is the likeliest target

Idlewild (Universal Pictures): Those of us looking forward to the OutKast movie now have to wait until August 25 to see if they can work the same magic on film that they do in music

Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Steve Carrell, Toni Collette and Grek Kinnear topline this Sundance favorite about a dysfunctional family on a roadtrip, pulling into select markets on July 28

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): We’re hearing Curtis Hanson’s poker drama starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore is moving from April 7 to sometime in September

Music and Lyrics By (Warner Brothers): Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant star in this rom/com about a professional collabortion between a lyricist and a music-writer/performer which leads to romance, opening December 1

Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills (Warner Brothers): Emma Roberts continues her march towards taking her aunt Julia’s place as America’s Sweetheart with this modern-day adaptation of the Carolyn Keene stories, in theatres April 2007

The Reaping (Warner Brothers): This horror/thriller starring Hilary Swank as a former Christian missionary who regains her lost faith when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues will open in theatres August 11

Sanctum (Warner Brothers): This horror/thriller, formerly known as “The Dionaea House,” tells the tale of a man who finds something evil when he investigates the a murder/suicide committed by one of his best friends. Produced by “Harry Potter” co-producer David Heyman, the film is aiming for a First Quarter 2007 opening

Sin City 2 (Dimension Films): Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s second go-round in Miller’s twisted comic universe will occur sometime in the summer of 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Warner Brothers): The once-popular comic book and movie series gets a CG animation revision, penciled in for a March 2007 release

10,000 B.C. (Warner Brothers): Roland Emmerich’s prehistoric epic is being positioned as the studio’s summer 2007 tentpole

The Vanishing (Warner Brothers): Nicole Kidman and new 007 Daniel Craig star in this revision of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” which is moving from its previous August 11 release to something later in the year, either closer to Halloween or something after Craig’s Bond debut this November

We Are Marshall (Warner Brothers Pictures): Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as “Charlie’s Angels” hack McG, attempts to show he can do more than direct hot girls in steamy situations, when he tackles this fact-based drama about the 1970 plane crash that killed all the players and coaching staff of the West Virginia’s Marshall University, and how the school and the community rebuilt themselves after the accident. We hear the studio is looking towards a late Third Quarter 2006 date, even though filming has yet to begin

Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Brothers): Spike Jonze’s adaptation of the classic Maurice Sendak story becomes the first film scheduled for 2008
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, March 24, 2006

American Gun (IFC Films): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

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): Select markets

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 Pictures): 2500 plus locations

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

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (Lionsgate): 1500 plus locations

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 Act I & II Theatres in Berkeley, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in New York City, Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles

Surge of Power (Surge of Power Enterprises): Exclusive to Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood

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

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

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

95 Miles to Go (THINKFilm): Select markets

On a Clear Day (Focus Features): Select markets

Phat Girlz (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Sir! No Sir! (Balcony Releasing): Exclusive to the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco

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

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (Warner Brothers Classics): Exclusive to Laemmle’s Fairfax Cinemas 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

Look Both Ways (Kino International): 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

The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Films): Opens in Baltimore, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa/St. Petersburg

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

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): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in Los Angeles

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): Opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York City and in additional locations in select markets

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

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

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

Peaceful Warrior (Lionsgate): Select markets

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

Wassup Rockers (First Look Pictures): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Strangers with Candy (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

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

Fragile (Bauer Martinez Studios): 1000 plus locations

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

Monster House (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Lionsgate): Select markets

Friday, July 28, 2006

Brothers of the Head (IFC Films): Select markets

Flicka (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets

Miami Vice (Universal Studios): 3500 plus locations

Friday, August 4, 2006

The Ant Bully (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations

Fearless (Focus Features): 1000 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

Clerks II (The Weinstein Company): 2000 plus locations

The Reaping (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

Idlewild (Universal Pictures): 1750 plus locations

Yankee Irving (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Friday, September 1, 2006

Awake (The Weinstein Company): 2150 plus locations

Crank (Lionsgate): 2350 plus locations

The Return (Focus Features): 2850 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

Undated September 2006

The Good German (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Undated Third Quarter 2006

We Are Marshall (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 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

Undated October 2006

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Beerfest (Warner Brothers): 2500 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

Undated November 2006

The Departed (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

Friday, December 1, 2006

Music and Lyrics By (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, December 8, 2006

The Holiday (Columbia Pictures): 2675 plus locations

Superhero! (Dimension Films): 3150 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

Bug (Lionsgate) Los Angeles and New York City

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

Undated December 2006

The Blood Diamond (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Unaccompanied Minors (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Undated Fourth Quarter 2006

The Fountain (Warner Brothers): Select markets

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

Undated March 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Undated First Quarter 2007

August Rush (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

The Brave One (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Michael Clayton (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Mostly Martha (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Sanctum (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

300 (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Undated April 2007

Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, May 4, 2007

Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures): 4250 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

Undated July 2007

10,000 B.C. (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations

Undated Summer 2007

Sin City 2 (Dimension Films): 3000 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): 3750 plus locations

Undated 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Brothers):

The Wicker Man (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Undated 2008

Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations

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