FX nabs ‘Social Network,’ ‘Wall Street’

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FX has landed two more top theatrical titles, picking up the broadcast rights to “The Social Network” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”

Acquisitions mean that FX now has the rights to movies that have hit No. 1 at the box office in 13 of the 25 weeks since the beginning of May.

The two films will become available to FX in early 2013, and are standard deals — which usually means a license fee of about 12% of final domestic box office.

It’s too soon for FX to know what it will ultimately pay for “The Social Network,” which grossed $22.4 million in week one. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” has pulled in $35.8 million after two weeks in release.

FX has been aggressive in the movie-buying game this year (as have rivals USA and Turner). Among the films FX picked up this summer are “Iron Man 2,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Shrek Forever After,” “The Karate Kid,” “The Other Guys” and “Takers.”

FX execs believe “The Social Network” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” will add luster to the cabler’s upcoming movie offerings — particularly “Social Network,” which is generating Oscar buzz.

“The Social Network” comes from Sony while “Wall Street” comes from FX sister 20th Century Fox. Both were sold individually, without a package of other features attached.

Separately, FX has firmed up its holiday feature marathon. The cabler will run “Kung Fu Panda” throughout the day on Thanksgiving, and “Horton Hears a Who” all day on Christmas.

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