Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason According to Variety, Universal announced today that it will unspool its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 500 theaters a week before its wide release date of Nov. 19 -- in effect, sneaking a week in advance.

"Bridget" is one of the only R-rated pics in a crowd of family fare skedded for November; U execs have said they think it has a shot of breaking out of the pack of toon blockbusters, including Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles, which bows on Friday; Warners' The Polar Express, which opens on Wednesday, Nov. 10; and Paramount's The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, which will be released November 19th.

"Bridget" will expand to more than 2,500 theaters on its original November 19th date.