Fox, Overture purchase rights to festival films


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  1. 1

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$1.6M

    Cume to08.28.14: $258.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
  2. 2

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.1M

    Cume to08.28.14: $150.7M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
  3. 3

    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.0M

    Cume to08.28.14: $20.6M

    If I Stay

    Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%

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Tuesday morning marked a break in the purchasing logjam with two significant feature buys.

Fox Searchlight has acquired world rights, less several international territories, to “Choke,” adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”). Deal is valued at $5 million. Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston star in the pic, which was directed by Clark Gregg.

Overture Films has also purchased U.S. rights for about $3.5 million on “Henry Poole is Here,” a drama directed by Mark Pellington and starring Luke Wilson and Radha Mitchell.

Also expected to sell today is “Hamlet 2,” after an all-night bidding war at the CAA condo.

(Tatiana Siegel also contributed to this report.)

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