'Max Payne' lands at FX
Network also nabs cable rights to 'X-Files,' 'Rocker'FX has snapped up cable rights to three 20th Century Fox films, including "Max Payne," the Mark Wahlberg starrer that opened at No. 1 this past weekend.
FX also has bought rights to this past summer's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and "The Rocker," starring Rainn Wilson.
FX declined comment, but sources said all three titles carry four-year license terms, starting in late 2010-early 2011, with the potential for distributor Twentieth TV to carve out broadcast network windows on each. FX is estimated to have paid a total of about $8 million for the three titles, based on the standard 10%-12% of domestic boxoffice.
"Payne" opened with $17.6 million this past weekend and has upped its domestic boxoffice take to $21.1 million through Wednesday. It's projected to earn a total of $50 million-$60 million domestically.
"X-Files," which was released in July, earned $20.1 million domestically, while "Rocker," which opened in August, took in $6.4 million during its run.