20th Century Fox: Polishing its franchises

Films tracked: 28 | Market share: 15.3% | Boxoffice: $1.4 billion

Covering the bases by appealing to everyone from fanboys to older females to family audiences, 20th Century Fox fielded a reliably strong lineup. The studio built on established franchises with the animated "Ice Age: The Meltdown," from its Blue Sky Studios, and the Marvel Comics adaptation "X-Men: The Last Stand." It enjoyed out-of-left-field hits with the femme-centric "The Devil Wears Prada" and the gonzo comedy "Borat," which introduced Sacha Baron Cohen to American audiences. It had a four-quadrant holiday hit with the fantasy-comedy "Night at the Museum." With the youth-skewing Fox Atomic, it launched a new label, though its first outing, "Turistas," fell flat. And, for 2007, it will usher the long-running TV hit "The Simpsons" to the big screen in the form of "The Simpsons Movie."

20th Century Fox releases Date Boxoffice
Grandma's Boy 1/6 $6.1
Tristan & Isolde 1/13 14.7
Big Momma's House 2 1/27 70.2
Date Movie 2/17 48.6
Aquamarine 3/3 18.6
Ice Age: The Meltdown 3/31 195.3
The Sentinel 4/21 36.3
Just My Luck 5/12 17.3
X-Men: The Last Stand 5/26 234.4
The Omen 6/6 54.6
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 6/16 28.4
The Devil Wears Prada 6/30 124.7
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 7/21 22.5
John Tucker Must Die 7/28 41.0
Idiocracy 9/1 0.4
Everyone's Hero 9/15 14.5
The Marine 10/13 18.8
Flicka 10/20 20.9
Borat 11/3 125.8
A Good Year 11/10 7.4
Deck the Halls 11/22 34.8
Turistas 12/1 7.0
Eragon 12/15 59.1
Night at the Museum 12/22 127.3
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 12/21/05 27.9
The Family Stone 12/16/05 13.7
Walk the Line 11/18/05 27.1
In Her Shoes 10/7/05 0.06

The boxoffice and market share for each distributor represents tickets sales from Jan. 3, 2006, through Jan. 1, 2007, inclusive. "Films tracked" represents the total number of films, including 2005 releases that generated ticket sales for each distributor. For 2005 releases, only boxoffice returns from 2006 are reported.



2006 BOXOFFICE WRAP

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