The promotion comes following a strong year for Fox. The studio crossed the $2 billion mark in worldwide grosses in July for a record sixth consecutive year and the eighth time in its history.
Breen will report to Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.
Breen had been exec VP of international theatrical marketing since 2006. He will continue to be responsible for strategy, research, media, digital, publicity, creative and promotions for all Fox movies outside the U.S.
Fox’s releases in the summer included “The Other Woman,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Its fall releases included “Gone Girl,” which performed strongly, along with “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
Breen joined the studio in 2000 as the U.K. marketing director.