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JUN
21
3 YEARS

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.

Green Lantern, Mr. Popper's Penguins
Courtesy of Warner Bros./Twentieth Century Fox

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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