The Early Report for June 26, 2006: Part Two

This second part of the Early Report highlights the newest release date changes and additions, title changes and MPAA ratings, as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between early August 2006 and Summer 2009.


Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions

Al Franken: God Spoke (Balcony Releasing): Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus’s documentary follows the SNL comedian turned left wing political commentator during his 2004 book tour, which will open in New York City this September

The Good German (Warner Brothers): Steven Soderbergh’s drama featuring George Clooney as an American reporter looking for his lost love in post-World War II Berlin has been shifted from from November 22 to December 8

In the Land of Women (Warner Independent Pictures): Jonathan Kasdan’s romantic drama, about a young television writer who finds love once he leaves Los Angeles to care for his ailing grandmother, will now open sometime in 2007

Indiana Jones 4 (Paramount Pictures): The on-again, off-again fourth entry in the trilogy series is apparently on again, aiming for a Summer 2008 release

Jet Li’s Fearless (Rogue Pictures): The last martial arts epic from the Asian superstar will now open in America on September 22, seven weeks later than last scheduled

Mama’s Boy (Warner Independent Pictures): It’s the flip side of “Failure to Launch,” as Diane Keaton plays a mother with a live at home thirtysomething son who decides to rejoin the dating pool and perhaps finally get her son out of the house, in this comedy opening in 2007

The Painted Veil (Warner Independent Pictures): John Curran’s 1920s-set drama about a newly married British couple who find love and redemption in Hong Kong, starring Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber, has been pushed from September 22 to December 15

The Science of Sleep (Warner Independent Pictures): The release of Michel Gondry’s dramatic narrative follow-up to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” has been bumped from August 4 to September 15
Most Recent MPAA Ratings

The Architect (Magnolia Pictures): R for language and some sexual content

Beowulf & Grendel (Truly Indie): R for violence, language and some sexuality

The Children of Men (Universal Pictures): R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity

The Quiet (Sony Pictures Classics): R for strong and distrubring sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content and brief nudity

Unconscious (Regent Releasing): R for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material

The Wicker Man (Warner Brothers): PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues

World Trade Center (Paramount Pictures): PG-13 for intense and emotional content, some disturbing images and language
Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Lunacy (Zeitgeist Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

The Trouble with Men and Women (IFC Films): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

World Trade Center (Paramount Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Friday, August 11, 2006

Accepted (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Conversations with Other Women (Fabrication Films): Select markets

Half Nelson (THINKFilm): Los Angeles and New York City

House of Sand (Sony Pictures Classics): Opens at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Quad Cinema in New York City and additional theatres in select markets

Step Up (Touchstone Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Zoom (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, August 18, 2006

Factotum (IFC Films): Opens at the IFC Film Center in New York City and additional theatres in select markets

Fakers (Indican Pictures): Select markets

Flyboys (Freestyle Releasing): Select markets

The Illusionist (Yari Film Group): Select markets

Romeo and Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss (Indican Pictures): Select markets

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

10th & Wolf (THINKFilm): Select markets

Trust the Man (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fratricide (Koch Lorber Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Princesas (IFC Films): Select markets

Friday, August 25, 2006

Beerfest (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

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

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

Idlewild (Universal Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Invincible (Walt Disney Pictures): 2650 plus locations

Looking for Kitty (THINKFilm): Select markets

Material Girls (MGM): 2000 plus locations

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

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

Unconscious (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Select markets

Undated Summer 2006

Confetti (Fox Searchlight): Select markets

Flags of our Fathers (DreamWorks Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, September 1, 2006

Captain Sabertooth (Indican Pictures): Select markets

Crank (Lionsgate): 2350 plus locations

Crossover (TriStar Pictures): 1350 plus locations

Flannel Pajamas (Gigantic Pictures): Exclusive to the Angelika Film Center in New York City

Idiocracy (Twentieth Century Fox): 1750 plus locations

Lassie (Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films): Major markets

Riding Along for Thousands of Miles (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (IFC Films): Select markets

The Wicker Man (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 8, 2006

The Aura (IFC First Take): Exclusive to the IFC Film Center in New York City

Brooklyn Rules (Hannover House): Select markets

The Covenant (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Hollywoodland (Focus Features): Select markets

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

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Pathfinder (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Friday, September 15, 2006

Beer League (Echo Bridge Entertainment): Limited release

The Black Dahlia (Universal Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Black Snake Moan (Paramount Classics): 1000 plus locations

Everyone’s Hero (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

Gridiron Gang (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

The Ground Truth (Focus Features): Select markets

Keeping Mum (THINKFilm): Los Angeles and New York City

The Last Kiss (DreamWorks Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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

Friday, September 22, 2006

All the Kings Men (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

American Hardcore (Sony Pictures Classics): Select markets

Feast (Dimension Films): Select markets

The Guardian (Touchstone Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Jackass: Number Two (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Jet Li’s Fearless (Rogue Pictures): 1000 plus locations

Renaissance (Miramax Films): Los Angeles and New York City

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Last King of Scotland (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets

Friday, September 29, 2006

Angel-A (Sony Pictures Classics): Select markets

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

Employee of the Month (Lionsgate): 1650 plus locations

Facing the Giants (Samuel Goldwyn Films): 375 plus locations

Flyboys (MGM): 1500 plus locations

Open Season (Columbia Pictures): 3250 plus locations

School for Scoundrels (The Weinstein Company): 2250 plus locations

Stay (Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films): Select markets

Undated September 2006

Al Franken: God Spoke (Balcony Releasing): Platform release

Street Poet (Indican Pictures): Select markts

Friday, October 6, 2006

The Departed (Warner Brothers): 2650 plus locations

49 Up (First Run Features): Select markets

Shortbus (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive

Stormbreaker (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 3000 plus locations

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (New Line Cinema): 3150 plus locations

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Running With Scissors (TriStar Pictures): Select markets

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Fountain (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

The Grudge 2 (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

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

Man of the Year (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

The Marine (Twentieth Century Fox): 2250 plus locations

Trade (Lionsgate): 2000 plus locations

Friday, October 20, 2006

Flags of Our Fathers (Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Flicka (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Killshot (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 2500 plus locations

Marie-Antoinette (Columbia Pictures): 1500 plus locations

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Zeitgeist Films): New York City exclusive

20 Centimeters (TLA Releasing): Exclusive to the Quad Cinema in New York City

Friday, October 27, 2006

Babel (Paramount Vantage): Select theatres

Cruel World (Indican Pictures): Select markets

Hot Stuff (Focus Features): Major markets

The Prestige (Touchstone Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Saw III (Lionsgate): 2950 plus locations

Untitled Phillip Noyce Feature (Focus Features): Select markets

We Are Marshall (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Undated October 2006

Family Law (IFC Films): Select markets

Undated Fall 2006

Awake (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 2150 plus locations

Blind Guy Driving (Samuel Goldwyn Films): Select markets

Lies and Alibis (Samuel Goldwyn Films): Select markets

Queens (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Select markets

Shortbus (THINKFilm): Select markets

Friday, November 3, 2006

Borat (Twentieth Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

The Flock (Bauer Martinez Studios/MGM): 2000 plus locations

Flushed Away (DreamWorks Pictures): 3500 plus locations

The Hoax (Miramax Films): 2000 plus locations

The Namesake (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Select markets

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

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2006>

The Reaping (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Good Year (Twentieth Century Fox): 2750 plus locations

The Protector (The Weinstein Company): Select markets

Stranger than Fiction (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 17, 2006

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

Deck the Halls (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2750 plus locations

For Your Consideration (Warner Independent Pictures): Opens in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC

Happy Feet (Warner Brothers): 3000 plus locations

The Return (Rogue Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Slow Burn (Lionsgate): 2000 plus locations

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

All Lit Up (Twentieth Century Fox): 2500 plus locations

Bobby (The Weinstein Company/MGM): Major markets

Deja Vu (Touchstone Pictures): 3250 plus locations

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

Friday, November 24, 2006

The History Boys (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

Undated November 2006

Candy (THINKFilm): Select markets

Close to Home (IFC Films): Select markets

F*ck (THINKFilm): Select markets

Friday, December 1, 2006

Bug (Lionsgate) 2350 plus locations

Nativity (New Line Cinema): Platform release

Van Wilder II: The Rise of Taj (Bauer Martinez Studios/MGM): 2050 plus locations

Friday, December 8, 2006

Apocalypto (Touchstone Pictures): 2500 plus locations

The Good German (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

The Holiday (Columbia Pictures): 2675 plus locations

Perfume (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): Major markets

Unaccompanied Minors (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Blood Diamond (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Eragon (Twentieth Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Home of the Brave (MGM): Select markets

The Painted Veil (Warner Independent Pictures): Los Angeles and New York City

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

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dreamgirls (Dreamworks Pictures): Select markets

Friday, December 22, 2006

The Good Shepherd (Universal Pictures): 2250 plus locations

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

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

Notes on a Scandal (Fox Searchlight): Los Angeles and New York City

P.D.R. (Lionsgate): 1500 plus locations

Rocky Balboa (Columbia Pictures/MGM): 2000 plus locations

Monday, December 25, 2006

Black Christmas (Dimension Films): 2500 plus locations

The Queen (Miramax Films): Select markets

Friday, December 29, 2006

Miss Potter (The Weinstein Company/MGM): Select markets

Pan’s Labyrinth (Picturehouse): Select markets

Undated December 2006

Stalking Santa (Cosmic Pictures): Utah regional release

Untitled Noah Baumbach Project (Paramount Pictures): Platform release

Undated 2006

The Alibi (Alibi Productions): Select markets

Beneath (Paramount Classics): Platform release

Fragile (Bauer Martinez Studios): 1000 plus locations

Harsh Times (Bauer Martinez Studios/MGM): Select markets

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

In My Father’s Den (Tartan Films USA): Select markets

The Italian (Sony Picutres Classics): Platform release

Land of the Blind (Bauer Martinez Studios): Select markets

The Last King of Scotland (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Platform release

Lucky You (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

Margaret (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Platform release

The Namesake (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Platform release

Notes on a Scandal (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Platform release

Pierrepoint (IFC Films): Select markets

Red Sun, Black Sand (DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures): Platform release

A Soap (Strand Releasing): Select markets

Zoom (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, January 5, 2007

Guilty Pleasures (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 1500 plus locations

Hostel 2 (Lionsgate): 2500 plus locations

Smokin’ Aces (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, January 12, 2007

Arthur and the Invisibles (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Freedom Writers (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Steppin’ (Screen Gems): Select markets

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Last Legion (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 2000 plus locations

The Messengers (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Zodiac (Paramount Pictures): 3150 plus locations

Friday, January 26, 2007

Balls of Fury (Rogue Pictures): 1500 plus locations

Blood and Chocolate (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Catch and Release (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

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

Undated January 2007

Race You to the Bottom (here! Films/Regent Releasing): Select markets

Friday, February 2, 2007

Because I Said So (Universal Pictures): 2250 plus locations

Frost Bite (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Rogue (Dimension Films): 2350 plus locations

Friday, February 9, 2007

I Think I Love My Wife (Twentieth Century-Fox): 2250 plus locations

Primeval (Touchstone Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Superhero! (Dimension Films): 3150 plus locations

Young Hannibal (The Weinstein Company/MGM): 3350 plus locations

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bridge to Terabithia (Walt Disney Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Ghost Rider (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Lives of Others (Sony Pictures Classics): Los Angeles and New York City

The Number 23 (New Line Cinema): 3000 plus locations

Friday, March 2, 2007

Breach (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Friday, March 9, 2007

Full of It (New Line Cinema): 500 plus locations

Hot Fuzz (Rogue Pictures): 1750 plus locations

Premonition (TriStar Pictures): 3100 plus locations

Stardust (Paramount Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Wild Hogs (Touchstone Pictures): 2650 plus locations

Friday, March 16, 2007

Shooter (Paramount Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bean II (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Perfect Stranger (Columbia Pictures): 2800 plus locations

Friday, March 30, 2007

Meet the Robinsons (Buena Vista Pictures): 3850 locations

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

Mr. Brooks (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Sanctum (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations

300 (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Charlie Bartlett (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 6, 2007

Are We Done Yetr (Columbia Pictures): 2250 plus locations

Grindhouse (The Weinstein Company): 2000 plus locations

Mimzy (New Line Cinema): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Cleaner (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

The Hitcher (Rogue Pictures): 3150 plus locations

Friday, April 20, 2007

Brothers Solomon (Columbia Pictures): 2650 plus locations

The Kingdom (Universal Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Friday, April 27, 2007

Death at a Funeral (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Friday, May 4, 2007

Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures): 4050 plus locations

Friday, May 18, 2007

1408 (Dimension Films): 2000 plus locations

Shrek the Third (DreamWorks Pictures): 4150 plus locations

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: World’s End (Buena Vista Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, June 8, 2007

Ocean’s 13 (Warner Brothers Pictures): 3250 plus locations

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

Friday, June 15, 2007

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

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Brave One (Warner Brothers Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Evan Almighty (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ratatouille (Pixar/Buena Vista Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Transformers (DreamWorks Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday July 13, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Brothers): 3750 plus locations

Friday July 20, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday July 27, 2007

Journey 3-D (New Line Cinema): 3750 plus locations

Lars and the Real Girl (MGM): 2000 plus locations

The Simpsons (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3850 plus locations

10,000 B.C. (Warner Brothers Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal Pictures): 2750 plus locations

Underdog (Buena Vista Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 10, 2007

AVP 2 (Twentieth Century-Fox): 3400 plus locations

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

Rush Hour 3 (New Line Cinema): 3750 plus locations

Friday, August 17, 2007

Disturbia (Paramount Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Knocked Up (Universal Pictures): 2850 plus locations

Undated Summer 2007

Hairspray (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

Project 880 (Twentieth Century-Fox): 4250 plus locations

Sin City 2 (Dimension Films): 3000 plus locations

Friday, September 28, 2007

Next (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, October 19, 2007

30 Days of Night (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 26, 2007

Strangers (Rogue Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Undated October 2007

Halloween (Dimension Films): 2500 plus locations

Friday, November 2, 2007

Bee Movie (DreamWorks Pictures): 4500 plus locations

Enchanted (Walt Disney Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, November 16, 2007

Beowulf (Paramount Pictures): 4000 plus locations

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema): 3750 plus locations

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ripley’s Believe It or Not (Paramount Pictures): 3000 plus locations

The Waterhorse (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations

Friday, December 21, 2007

Hairspray (New Line Cinema): 2750 plus locations

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Undated 2007

Across the Universe (Columbia Pictures): Platform release

Alpha Dog (Universal Pictures): 1000 plus locations

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

Empty City (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Mama’s Boy (Warner Independent Pictures): Select markets

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

Friday May 2, 2008

Iron Man (Paramount Pictures): 3850 plus locations

Undated Summer 2008

Indiana Jones 4 (Paramount Pictures): 4150 plus locations

Undated 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Buena Vista Pictures): 3850 plus locations

The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations

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

Undated Summer 2009

Battle Angel (Twentieth Century-Fox): 4250 plus locations

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