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FX nabs ‘Captain America,’ two others

'Friends with Benefits,' 'Horrible Bosses' join cabler stable

FX has acquired commercial TV premiere rights to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Friends With Benefits” and “Horrible Bosses.”

The films were No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 at the box office this past weekend, collectively grossing $85.6 million (led by $65.1 million for “Captain”).

FX had already acquired rights to 10 of the top 20 worldwide B.O. performers this year — “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “The Hangover: Part 2,” “Rio,” “Thor,” “X-Men: First Class,” “The Green Hornet,” “Just Go With It,” “Super 8 and “Bad Teacher” — with collective worldwide grosses to date of $4.1 billion.

Cabler will premiere “Friends” in 2013, while “Captain” and “Horrible” will bow in either late 2013 or early 2014.

Rights to “Captain” came through a 2008 deal FX made with Marvel for its next 10 releases, starting with “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2” and “Thor.” Next year’s “The Avengers” will also to be part of that deal, as is 2013’s “Iron Man 3.”

Newest deals were in the standard range of 10%-12% of the domestic B.O. take. Other 2011 acquisitions for FX include “Green Lantern,” “Tron: Legacy” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.”

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