Variety reports that FX has bought TV rights for X-Men: The Last Stand:
Hell-bent on bolstering its reputation as the most aggressive cable-network buyer of theatrical pics, FX has ponied up about $90 million to buy nine titles from 20th Century Fox, led by the blockbuster sequels “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown.”
FX recently engineered deals for exclusive cable TV rights to recent movies such as “Superman Returns,” “Click” and “Snakes on a Plane.”
Other titles in the 20th bundle include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Big Momma’s House 2” and “The Omen.” Most of the pics become available to FX in 2009 on a four-year license term. HBO gets the titles next year in the 18-month exclusive pay TV window.
FX will shell out 10%-12% of domestic box office for the 20th titles. Cabler license fee on “X-Men: Last Stand” has been capped at $24 million. (“Last Stand” has grossed $233 million in the U.S.)