FX Acquires '21 Jump Street,' 'The Lorax'


FX has made a deal for the commercial TV premiere rights to recent box office successes 21 Jump Street and The Lorax.

Sony's 21 Jump Street premiered on March 16 at No. 1 at the box office, grossing $36 million in its first weekend. Universal's The Lorax topped the box office receipts 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.

The films join FX's other 2012 theatrical acquisitions -- Act of Valor, Safe House, The Vow, Chronicle, Underworld Awakening and Contraband.