FX Acquires 'Green Lantern,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

The cable network has closed a deal for premiere rights to the Ryan Reynolds and Jim Carrey starrers.

FX has continued its string of blockbuster movie pickups, acquiring premiere rights to Green Lantern and Mr. Popper's Penguins.

The male-skewing network said Tuesday that it has picked up the Ryan Reynolds-Blake Lively starrer directed by Martin Campbell and the Jim Carrey family comedy.

Green Lantern, a Warner Bros. Pictures adaptation of the DC Comics series, topped the domestic box office this past weekend with a $53.2 million take. Penguins, from Fox, finished the weekend at No. 3, with an $18.4 million haul.

Green Lantern joins previous FX pickups X-Men: First Class and J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg's sci-fi feature Super 8 as well as several marquee titles including Disney's Tron: Legacy, Sony's The Green Hornet and Paramount's animated Rango. The network also picked up The Hangover Part II.

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