FX is expanding its collection of box-office hits with the acquisition of J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg’s Super 8, which opened at No. 1 this past weekend with $36.4 million. The Bad Robot/Amblin/Paramount movie joins the two previous No. 1 box-office openers — X-Men: First Class and The Hangover Part II, which were also recently picked up by FX. All three will make their FX premieres in late 2013-early 2014. Because of Super 8‘s strong early performance, its license fee is expected to be close to 12% of its domestic box-office tally. In addition to Super 8, First Class and Hangover II, FX acquired a slew of other No. 1-opening movies this year: Disney’s Tron: Legacy, Sony’s The Green Hornet, Screen Gems’ The Roommate, Sony’s Just Go With It, Paramount’s animated Rango, Sony’s Battle: Los Angeles and Marvel’s Thor.
FX Acquires TV Rights To 'Super 8'
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