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FX Acquires 'Transformers 3'

Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson
© Paramount Pictures
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

The Shia LaBeouf film is set to earn $181.1 million in the North American box office.

FX has acquired commercial TV rights to Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Released on Wednesday, the three-quel took the weekend’s No. 1 box office spot and was the highest-grossing movie ever for the 4th of July weekend.

Dark of the Moon is set to earn $181.1 million through Monday in the North American box office, but globally, the total more than doubles to $398.1 million in the film’s six-day debut.

Though the Shia LaBeouf-starring actioner performed behind Revenge of the Fallen domestically, Dark of the Moon was well ahead of the previous iteration internationally.

FX expects to air the film in late 2013 or early 2014.

The latest move follows in FX’s recent acquisitions of top box office performers, including Super 8, Bad Teacher, Green Lantern, The Hangover Part II, X-Men: First Class and Thor.

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