Fox 2000 Pictures

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Fox 2000 Pictures
Division
IndustryEntertainment industry
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994) Los Angeles, California, US
DefunctMay 15, 2020; 6 months' time (2020-05-15)
HeadquartersCentury City, Los Angeles, United States
Key people
Elizabeth Gabler (president)
Jessica Goodman (Executive vice president)
ProductsMotion pictures
ParentThe Walt Disney Studios

Fox 2000 Pictures is an American production company owned by The Walt Disney Studios. It is a sister studio of the larger 20th Century Fox, specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups.[1] It will be dissolved on May 15, 2020 after releasing its final film The Woman in the Window, following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company on March 20, 2019.[2][3] Films from Fox 2000 are released under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Fox 2000 Pictures had produced over 50 films.[1] Fox 2000's Life of Pi was nominated for a number of awards and did well at the box office.[4] Marley & Me is the largest Fox 2000 commercial success with a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with $14.75 million in ticket sales.[5] The division's highest-grossing film was Life of Pi (2012) with $609 million.[1]

History[edit]

Fox 2000 Pictures was formed as a division of 20th Century Fox in 1994 with Laura Ziskin as president.[6] In May 1997, producer Art Linson moved his Knickerbocker Films banner from 20th Century Fox to Fox 2000 with a three-year, exclusive production agreement.[7]

In 2000, Ziskin left the division and[6] Elizabeth Gabler was hired to replace her.[8] In February 2012, Gabler renewed her contract as president of Fox 2000.[8]

Fox 2000 signed Karen Rosenfelt's Sunswept Entertainment to a first-look production deal. In July 2014, the division agreed to a three-year first-look production deal with Color Force, a production partnership of Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.[9] The Jackal Group, a Fox Networks Group and Gail Berman partnership, signed a first-look feature film production deal with Fox 2000 for Berman in February 2015.[10]

Fox 2000 Pictures was one of the Fox film studios that was acquired by The Walt Disney Company on March 20, 2019.[11] The division was originally announced to continue operating after the acquisition, which gave Disney 11 film units. However, on March 21, it was reported that Disney would shut down the studio on October 4, 2019, following the release of The Woman in the Window. Deadline Hollywood was surprised as Fox 2000 was considered to be ideal for streaming films, which was the reason for the 21st Century Fox acquisition.[12] However, Fox Searchlight Pictures is also an indie division leaving little room for Fox 2000.[13] The division is currently set to shut down on May 15, 2020 due to The Woman in the Window getting delayed to that year.[3][14]

List of releases[edit]

1990s[edit]

Release Date Film Title Co-production with Notes
July 12, 1996 Courage Under Fire First Fox 2000 Pictures film
December 20, 1996 One Fine Day
April 4, 1997 Inventing the Abbotts
April 25, 1997 Volcano
September 26, 1997 Soul Food State Street Pictures
November 6, 1998 A Cool, Dry Place
December 25, 1998 The Thin Red Line Geisler-Roberdeau and Phoenix Pictures Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
March 19, 1999 Ravenous
April 9, 1999 Never Been Kissed Flower Films and Bushwood Pictures
April 23, 1999 Pushing Tin Regency Enterprises
July 16, 1999 Lake Placid
August 13, 1999 Brokedown Palace
October 15, 1999 Fight Club Regency Enterprises
November 10, 1999 Light It Up
November 12, 1999 Anywhere but Here
December 17, 1999 Anna and the King

2000s[edit]

Release date Title Co-production with Notes
March 24, 2000 Here on Earth
August 18, 2000 Sunset Strip
March 30, 2001 Someone Like You
May 10, 2002 Unfaithful Regency Enterprises
December 13, 2002 Drumline
April 4, 2003 Phone Booth Zucker/Netter Productions
April 16, 2003 Chasing Papi Robert Sounds Productions and Spirit Dance Entertainment
May 16, 2003 Down with Love Regency Enterprises and The Jinks/Cohen Company
February 6, 2004 Catch That Kid
April 23, 2004 Man on Fire Regency Enterprises, New Regency Productions and Scott Free Productions
January 28, 2005 Hide and Seek Tribeca Productions and Josephson Entertainment
April 8, 2005 Fever Pitch Conundrum Entertainment and Flower Films Remake of the 1997 film of the same name
September 24, 2005 In Her Shoes Scott Free Productions and Deuce Three Productions
November 18, 2005 Walk the Line Konrad Pictures, Tree Line Films and Catfish Productions Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
December 16, 2005 The Family Stone
March 3, 2006 Aquamarine Storefront Pictures
June 30, 2006 The Devil Wears Prada Dune Entertainment Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
September 15, 2006 Everyone's Hero IDT Entertainment, Arc Productions and Dan Krech Productions
November 10, 2006 A Good Year Scott Free Productions and Dune Entertainment
December 14, 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Regency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and Dune Entertainment
January 10, 2008 27 Dresses Spyglass Entertainment and Dune Entertainment
December 25, 2008 Marley & Me Regency Enterprises, Sunswept Entertainment and Dune Entertainment
January 9, 2009 Bride Wars Regency Enterprises, New Regency Productions and Dune Entertainment
September 4, 2009 All About Steve Fortis Films, Radar Pictures, and Dune Entertainment
December 23, 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Regency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions, Dune Entertainment and Tall Trees Productions

2010s[edit]

Release date Title Co-production with Notes
February 12, 2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Dune Entertainment, 1492 Pictures and Sunswept Entertainment
March 19, 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dune Entertainment and Color Force
July 23, 2010 Ramona and Beezus Walden Media, Dune Entertainment and Di Novi Pictures
November 26, 2010 Love & Other Drugs Regency Enterprises, New Regency Productions, Stuber Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions and Dune Entertainment
December 10, 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Walden Media and Dune Entertainment
March 25, 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Dune Entertainment and Color Force
April 22, 2011 Water for Elephants 3 Arts Entertainment, Flashpoint Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media and Big Screen Productions
July 1, 2011 Monte Carlo Regency Enterprises, Dune Entertainment and Di Novi Pictures
October 14, 2011 The Big Year Red Hour Productions, Dune Entertainment, Deuce Three Productions and Sunswept Entertainment
December 16, 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Regency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and Dune Entertainment
August 3, 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Dune Entertainment and Color Force
October 26, 2012 Chasing Mavericks Walden Media and Dune Entertainment
November 23, 2012 Life of Pi Dune Entertainment Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
August 9, 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Di Bonaventura Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment and 1492 Pictures
October 25, 2013 The Counselor TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions and Chockstone Pictures
November 8, 2013 The Book Thief TSG Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment and Studio Babelsberg
February 7, 2014 The Monuments Men Columbia Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Relativity Media, Babelsberg Studios and Smokehouse Pictures International distributor
June 6, 2014 The Fault in Our Stars Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
April 10, 2015 The Longest Ride TSG Entertainment and Temple Hill Entertainment
May 22, 2015 Poltergeist Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ghost House Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
July 24, 2015 Paper Towns Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
October 16, 2015 Bridge of Spies Touchstone Pictures, TSG Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Amblin Entertainment Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
international distribution
December 18, 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Regency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and TSG Entertainment
December 25, 2015 Joy Davis Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures and TSG Entertainment Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
October 21, 2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation and TSG Entertainment
December 25, 2016 Hidden Figures Levantine Films and Chernin Entertainment[15]
May 19, 2017 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Color Force[15]
October 6, 2017 The Mountain Between Us Chernin Entertainment[15]
March 16, 2018 Love, Simon[16]
October 19, 2018 The Hate U Give Temple Hill Entertainment and State Street Pictures[17]
April 17, 2019 Breakthrough Franklin Entertainment
August 9, 2019 The Art of Racing in the Rain Starbucks Entertainment, Original Film and Shifting Gears Productions

2020s[edit]

Release Date Film Title Co-production with Notes
May 15, 2020 The Woman in the Window Scott Rudin Pictures Final Fox 2000 Pictures film.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "'Marley & Me' sets Christmas Day record". Today.com. Associated Press. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (June 13, 2011). "Producer Laura Ziskin dies at 61". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Petrikin, Chris (May 2, 1997). "Fox 2000 Lands Linson". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
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  9. ^ McNary, Dave (July 15, 2014). "'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Deal with Fox". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Ge, Linda (February 9, 2015). "Gail Berman Signs First Look Deal With Fox 2000". TheWrap. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
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  17. ^ Perry, Spencer (May 23, 2018). "The Hate U Give Release Date Set for October". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 24, 2018.