FX is known mostly for its original series, from Sons of Anarchy and Justified to Louie and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. But as much as 80 percent of the cable network's schedule is still devoted to theatrical movies — which is why FX execs have been on a blockbuster buying spree again this summer.
FX has landed the lion's share of this summer's box office No. 1 films, ultimately plopping at least $200 million for movies such as The Avengers, Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man. Most recently, FX picked up the rights to last weekend's No. 1 film, The Bourne Legacy.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
They may be prehistoric, but the characters of Ice Age showed they still have some bite left at the box office.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, featuring the voices of Ray Romano and Denis Leary, grossed an estimated $46 million in its opening weekend to take the weekend's top spot, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Amazing Spider-Man spins strong web at box office, Katy Perry leaves audiences cold
The Amazing Spider-Man fell to second place with...
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man didn't soar quite as high as the original trilogy, but it easily won the weekend after an explosive Fourth of July.
The reboot of the 2002 franchise, now starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, grossed an estimated $65 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, bringing its six-day total $140 million. The haul was just short of...
Audiences lined up to befriend new releases Ted and Magic Mike at the box office.
Ted, the debut film from Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane, surpassed The Hangover's record for best opening for an original R-rated comedy, Box Office Mojo reports. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and a very crude bear voiced by MacFarlane, the film grossed an...
Pixar's first female heroine kicked some serious butt at the weekend box office, beating out new releases Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friends for the End of the World.
Brave, featuring the voices of Kelly McDonald and...
Rock of Ages
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler were no match for a lion, a giraffe, a zebra and a hippo.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted held on to the top spot at the box office for a second week, fending off new releases Rock of Ages and...
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted debuted at No. 1 in the weekend's box office, with an impressive $60.4 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Chris Rock will usher in new talent to FX.
The comedian will executive-produce a six-episode series starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell that will premiere this summer, the network announced Wednesday. In the series, Bell will offer up his take on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex during each half hour.