FX Feels Good About 'Hangover 2'


FX swooped in to acquire Warner Bros.' Hangover 2, which was a monster hit over the Memorial Day weekend, earning $137 million in its first five days of release.

FX likely paid on the high end of the 8% to 12% of domestic box office that basic cable nets tend to pay for theatricals. In addition, the cable net also acquired Warner Bros.' Hall Pass and Something Borrowed, two films that performed less well at the box office.

Hangover 2  is expected to premiere on FX in late 2013, although home video and premium cable windows will set the calendar for basic cable and other windows.

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