FX acquires ‘Bad Teacher’ rights

Cabler adds to feature film stable

FX added to its stable of 2011 box office leaders by acquiring commercial TV premiere rights to “Bad Teacher.”

Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel, “Teacher” earned $31.6 million in its opening weekend, finishing second behind “Cars 2.” FX is expected to premiere the film in late 2013-early 2014.

FX has acquired the commercial TV rights to seven of the current B.O. top 10: “Teacher,” “Green Lantern,” “Super 8,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “X-Men: First Class,” “The Hangover Part II” and “Kung Fu Panda 2,” along with “Thor,” “Just Go With It,” “The Green Hornet” and “Tron: Legacy.” Those films have cumulative 2011 domestic box office earnings of $1.34 billion.

In each of the past two years, FX acquired rights to 11 of the 20 highest-grossing films at the B.O.

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