FX Acquires '21 Jump Street,' 'The Lorax'
Both films are recent box office number-ones
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/20/2012 12:22:00 PM
Sony's 21 Jump Street premiered on March 16 at number one at the box office, grossing $36 million in its first weekend. Universal's The Lorax was number one at the box office the prior two weekends, with a total gross of $158 million through three weeks.
Basic cable networks tend to pay 8% to 12% of domestic box office for premiere rights to theatricals.
21 Jump Street and The Lorax join FX's other 2012 film acquisitions -- Act of Valor, Safe House, The Vow, Chronicle, Underworld Awakening and Contraband.
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