FX Nabs Trio of Theatricals


LOS ANGELES: Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and We Bought a Zoo are to make their commercial television premieres on FX.

FX picked up the films alongside The Sitter, Puss in Boots, Real Steel, Immortals, Paranormal Activity 3 and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. The channels 2011 film acquisitions will launch on the network starting in 2013 and early 2014. Last year the network scooped up the premiere rights to 12 of the top 20 box-office hits and 28 of the top 50 highest grossing films of the year.

“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,” said Chuck Saftler, the executive VP of FX Networks. “Our film library is deeper, stronger and more diverse than ever across all genres. 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.”