FX snags TV rights to Jurassic World
If you can wait a few years to see it, Jurassic World is coming to FX.
The network announced it obtained the TV rights to the blockbuster, which became the highest-grossing weekend movie ever with a phenomenal gross of $208.8 million.
But it will be at least two years before the film ends up on FX, which has acquired an impressive library of cool films to air in the next five years. It also secured the TV rights to Furious 7, which has already grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide, as well as Pitch Perfect 2, Taken 3, and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
FX has stepped up acquisition of blockbuster features—it licensed 64 percent of last year’s flicks that grossed more than $100 million—ever since the broadcast nets got out of the theatrical business. It used to be an event when a big movie aired on, say, NBC or CBS; now everyone who wants to see them already has, thanks to video on demand, Netflix or DVD rentals.