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ABC Family picks up ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ ‘Prince of Persia’

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More summer theatrical releases have found a network TV home. No surprise here: Keeping it in the family, ABC Family has picked up the rights to the Disney releases “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”

Also, as is tradition with Disney animated fare, Disney Channel has the network deal for “Toy Story 3.”

“Prince of Persia,” which opened May 28, grossed $89 million, while “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which was released July 14, has brought in $29 million so far.

It’s been a busy last few weeks for theatrical acquisitions at the cablers. Turner landed a big Warner Bros. package that includes “Inception” and “Sex and the City 2,” while FX scored the rights to “Salt” and “Predators.”

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