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The Early Report for January 16, 2005: Part Two

Category: The Game of Their Lives News
Article Date: January 16, 2005 | Publication: FilmJerk.Com | Author: Edward Havens
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This second part of the Early Report highlights the latest release date changes and additions, plus the newest MPAA ratings, as well as estimated screen counts for all films scheduled for release between late February 2005 and June 2007

Most Recent Release Date Changes and Additions
Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox): What do you do when your movie revolves around the Red Sox improbably winning the World Series, and then they finally do it in real life? You move your movie up six months, to coincide with the beginning of the baseball season, as this Jimmy Fallon/Drew Barrymore comedy has. Film will now open on April 8

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal): Steve Carrell will pop his leading man cherry three months earlier than expected, when this Judd Apatow-directed comedy opens in theatres on August 19

The Game of Their Lives (IFC Films): Director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo, the team behind such sports films as "Hoosiers" and "Rudy," bring the story of the 1950 US World Cup soccer team, who shocked the world by upsetting their English counterparts, to the big screen. Featuring Wes Bentley and Gerard Butler, film will open in limited release on April 22

Herbie: Fully Loaded (Buena Vista): The Lindsey Lohan-led remake of the 1970s movie about a plucky VW Bug has been moved back three weeks, from June 3 to June 24
House of Wax (Warner Brothers): Once scheduled to open last Halloween, the remake of André De Toth's 1953 thriller will now open on June 3, five weeks later than previously set
In Her Shoes (20th Century Fox): Curtis Hanson's follow-up to "8 Mile," starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as two sisters who have different ideas on how to live life, will open six months later than previously expected, hitting theatres on October 7
King's Ransom (New Line Cinema): In what seems to be a weekly occurance, the Anthony Anderson-led kidnapping comedy is on the move once again, now set to open on April 22, two months later than previously scheduled
Lords of Dogtown (Columbia Pictures): Catherine Hardwicke's follow-up to "Thirteen," about the group of Southern California youths who popularized skateboarding in the 1970s, will open on June 3
Sahara (Paramount Pictures): Michael Eisner's son Breck makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Clive Cussler's novel, featuring Matthew McConaughey as adventurer Dirk Pitt. Film opens on April 8, two weeks later than previously scheduled
Sky High (SKYHI): The son of two famous superheroes tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being, in this live-action action/comedy starring Kelly Preston and Kurt Russell, which opens in theatres on July 27

Most Recent MPAA Ratings
The Devil's Rejects (Lions Gate Films): R for sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use
Evil Eyes (The Asylum Home Entertainment): R for violence and language
Fierce People (Lions Gate Films): R for language, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some violence
Gunner Palace (Palm Pictures): R for language
Hide And Seek (Twentieth Century Fox): R for frightening sequences and violence
Jennifer's Shadow (Barnholtz Entertainment): R for some violence and disturbing images
Koma (Tartan Video USA): R for violence and some nudity
Melinda And Melinda (Fox Searchlight): PG-13 for adult situations involving sexuality, and some substance material
Memento Mori (Tartan Video USA): R for language, some violence and sexual content
The Painting (Castle Hill Productions): PG-13 for some violence and language
Philly Streets (Lions Gate Films): R for pervasive violence and language, strong sexuality and drug content
Rock School (Newmarket Films): R for language
Romance & Cigarettes (MGM/UA): R for sexual content including some strong dialogue, and language
Sam Whiskey (MGM Home Entertainment): PG-13 for sexual content and some violence (Previously rated M in 1968)
Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior (Screen Media Ventures): R for violence
Side FX (Maverick Entertainment Group): R for violence, language, drug content and some sexuality
Unleashed (Focus Features): R for strong violent content, language and some sexuality/nudity
Vampires: The Turning (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment): R for violence and brief sexuality
Window Theory (American World Pictures): R for language including sexual references

Screen Counts for future releases (all counts are estimates unless specific locations are mentioned)

Friday, February 18, 2005
Because of Winn-Dixie (20th Century Fox): 1000 plus locations
Constantine (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations
Downfall (Newmarket Films): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City
Naked Fame: Opens at the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale and Laemmle's Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles
Son of the Mask (New Line Cinema): 3250 plus locations
Turtles Can Fly (IFC Films): New York City exclusive

Friday, February 25, 2005
Cursed (Miramax Films): 3000 plus locations
Man of the House (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations
The Other Side Of The Street (Strand): New York City and Los Angeles
Up and Down (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
The Best of Youth (Miramax): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, March 04, 2005
Be Cool (MGM): 3000 plus locations
Dear Frankie (Miramax Films): New York City and Los Angeles
Gunner Palace (Palm Pictures): New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC
In My Country (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Intimate Stories (New Yorker Films): New York City exclusive
The Jacket (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets
The Pacifier (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Friday, March 11, 2005
The Boys From County Clare (IDP): Major markets
Dot the I (IDP): Major markets
The Honeymooners (Paramount): 1500 plus locations
Hostage (Miramax): 2250 plus locations
Millions (Fox Searchlight): 500 plus locations
Robots (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations
A Sound of Thunder (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations
The Upside of Anger (New Line): New York City and Los Angeles

Friday, March 18, 2005
Ice Princess (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations
Kung Fu Hustle (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Melinda and Melinda (Fox Searchlight Pictures): Major markets
The Ring 2 (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations
Steamboy (Triumph): Select markets

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Mondovino (THINKFilm): Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City

Friday, March 25, 2005
D.E.B.S. (Screen Gems): Select markets
Guess Who? (Columbia Pictures): 2500 locations
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations
Oldboy (Tartan Films): New York City and Los Angeles
Sex, Cocktails and Politics (Regent Releasing): Exclusive to Laemmle's Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Beauty Shop (MBM/UA): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 01, 2005
Beauty Shop (MGM): 2000 plus locations
Dust To Glory (IFC): New York City and Los Angeles
Kontroll (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive
Look At Me (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Sin City (Dimension): 2500 plus locations
Walk on Water (Roadside Attractions): New York City and Los Angeles
The Weather Man (Paramount): 2000 plus locations

Friday, April 08, 2005
Bomb The System (Palm Pictures): New York City and Los Angeles
The Cave (Screen Gems): 1000 plus locations
Dust To Glory (IFC): Select markets
Eros (Warner Independent): Top ten markets
Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations
Sahara (Paramount): 3000 plus locations
Unleashed (Focus Features): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Palindromes (Wellspring): New York City (Los Angeles on April 15)

Friday, April 15, 2005
The Amityville Horror (MGM): 3250 plus locations
House of D (Lions Gate): Limited release
Layer Cake (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Rebound (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations
Rumor Has It (Universal): 2500 plus locations
Tell Them Who You Are (THINKFilm): New York City exclusive
Valiant (Buena Vista): 3000 plus locations

Friday, April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love (Buena Vista): 2000 plus locations
The Game of Their Lives (IFC Films): Limited release
The Interpreter (Universal): 2500 plus locations
King's Ransom (New Line): 850 plus locations
Madison (MGM): 500 plus locations

Friday, April 29, 2005
Crash (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations
3 Iron (Sony Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
XXX: State of the Union (Sony Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 06, 2005
The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (MGM): Limited release
Kingdom of Heaven (20th Century Fox): 3000 plus locations
Monster-in-Law (New Line Cinema): 2000 plus locations

Friday, May 13, 2005
Beautiful Country (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Kicking & Screaming (Universal Pictures): 2000 plus locations
Mindhunters (Miramax): 2000 plus locations

Thursday, May 19, 2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 27, 2005
Cronicas (Palm): Select markets
Edukators (IFC): Limited release
The Longest Yard (Paramount Pictures): 3500 plus locations
Madagascar (Dreamworks): 3000 plus locations

Friday, June 03, 2005
The Cinderella Man (Universal): 2500 plus locations
High Tension (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations
House of Wax (Warner Brothers): 2500 plus locations
Lords of Dogtown (Columbia Pictures): 2000 plus locations
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants (Warner Brothers): 1500 plus locations

Friday, June 10, 2005
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (Miramax Films): 2500 plus locations
5x2 (THINKFilm): New York City and Los Angeles
Heights (Sony Pictures Classics): New York City and Los Angeles
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 17, 2005
Batman Begins (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations
My Summer Of Love (Focus Features): Select markets

Friday, June 24, 2005
Fun With Dick and Jane (Sony Pictures): 2500 plus locations
Herbie: Fully Loaded (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, June 29, 2005
War of the Worlds (Paramount): 3500 plus locations

Friday, July 01, 2005
Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations
Undead (Lions Gate): Limited release

Friday, July 08, 2005
Bewitched (Sony Pictures): 3000 plus locations
The Skeleton Key (Universal): 2500 plus locations

Friday, July 15, 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Brothers): 3500 plus locations
Happy Endings (Lions Gate): New York City and Los Angeles
Into the Blue (MGM): 2000 plus locations

Friday, July 22, 2005
The Island (DreamWorks): 3000 plus locations
November (IFC Films): Major markets
The Wedding Crashers (New Line Cinema): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Sky High (Buena Vista): 2500 plus locations

Friday, July 29, 2005
Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Thomas Van Zandt (Palm): Select markets
Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Brothers): 3250 plus locations
Elizabethtown (Paramount): 2000 plus locations
Stealth (Columbia Pictures): 3000 plus locations

Friday, August 05, 2005
Doom (Universal): 3500 plus locations
Must Love Dogs (Warner Brothers): 2000 plus locations
Untitled Kurt Russell Film (DreamWorks): 2000 plus location
Untitled Mike Judge 3001 Project (20th Century Fox): 2000 plus locations

Friday, August 12, 2005
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Sony Pictures): 2750 plus locations
The Devil's Rejects (Lions Gate): 1000 plus locations
Everything Is Illuminated (Warner Independent Pictures): Major markets
The Perfect Man (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, August 19, 2005
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal): 2000 plus locations
Zu Warriors (Miramax): 1000 plus locations

Friday, September 02, 2005
Ritual (Dimension Films): 1000 plus locations
The Woods (MGM): 1000 plus locations

Friday, September 09, 2005
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Screen Gems): 2000 plus locations

Friday, September 16, 2005
Alien Love Triangle (Miramax): 1000 plus locations
Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight): 1500 plus locations
A Scanner Darkly (Warner Brothers): 750 plus locations

Friday, September 23, 2005
The Pink Panther (MGM): 2500 plus locations
Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride (Warner Brothers): 2750 plus locations

Friday, September 30, 2005
Oliver Twist (TriStar Pictures): 2000 plus locations
Serenity (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 07, 2005
In Her Shoes (Fox): 2000 plus locations
Waiting (Lions Gate): 1500 plus locations
Wallace and Gromit: The Great Vegetable Plot (Dreamworks): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 14, 2005
The Fog (Columbia): 2500 plus locations

Friday, October 21, 2005
George A. Romero's Land Of The Living Dead (Universal): 2000 plus locations

Friday, October 28, 2005
Saw 2 (Lions Gate): 2000 plus locations

Friday, November 04, 2005
Chicken Little (Buena Vista): 3250 plus locations
The Ice Harvest (Focus Features): Limited release
The Legend of Zorro (Sony Pictures): 3250 plus locations

Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The New World (New Line Cinema): 2750 plus locations

Friday, November 11, 2005
Jarhead (Universal Pictures): 3000 plus locations
Rent (Columbia Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Friday, November 18, 2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Brothers): 4250 plus locations
Walk the Line (Sony Pictures): 2000 plus locations

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
The Brothers Grimm (Dimension): 2000 plus locations
Zathura (Columbia Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, December 02, 2005
The Great Raid (Miramax Films): 1500 plus locations

Friday, December 09, 2005
Underworld 2 (Screen Gems): 2500 plus locations

Wednesday, December 14, 2005
King Kong (Universal Pictures): 4000 plus locations

Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The Producers (Universal Pictures): 2500 plus locations

Saturday, December 25, 2005
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Buena Vista): 3750 plus locations

Friday, January 13, 2006
Freedomland (Columbia): 2000 plus locations

Friday, February 10, 2006
Curious George (Universal Pictures): 3500 plus locations

Friday, March 31, 2006
Ice Age 2 (20th Century Fox): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 05, 2006
X-Men 3 (20th Century Fox): 4000 plus locations

Friday, May 19, 2006
The Da Vinci Code (Columbia): 3000 plus locations
Over The Hedge (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, June 9, 2006
Cars (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 7, 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (Buena Vista): 4000 plus locations

Friday, July 21, 2006
Monster House (Columbia): 3000 plus locations

Friday, September 29, 2006
Open Season (Sony): 3000 plus locations

Friday, November 3, 2006
Flushed Away (DreamWorks): 3500 plus locations

Friday, May 04, 2007
Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures): 4500 plus locations

Friday, June 22, 2007
Surf's Up (Columbia Pictures): 3750 plus locations

 


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