FX said today that it has acquired commercial TV premiere rights to Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Sony’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Fox’s We Bought A Zoo. The deals were completed before year’s end, the network said, meaning that for the year FX landed 28 of the top 50 highest-grossing films of 2011 (other late-season pickups included The Sitter, Puss In Boots, Real Steel, Immortals, Paranormal Activity 3, and A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas). The movies will debut on the network beginning in early 2013. “We landed 19 films that grossed more than $100 million representing two-thirds of all films that topped that mark, which was by far our best year ever,” FX Networks EVP Chuck Saftler said in a release announcing the pickups. “Our movie line-up has been a key primetime ratings driver, and it continues to provide an outstanding lead-in platform for our original series.”
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