Fox 2000 Pictures

Fox 2000 Pictures was an American film production company within The Walt Disney Studios. A sister studio of the larger film studio 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups.[1] It was dissolved in 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 Studios banner.

Fox 2000 Pictures
TypeDivision
IndustryEntertainment industry
Founded1994 (1994) Los Angeles, California, US
DefunctAugust 4, 2020 (2020-08-04)
FateAbsorbed
HeadquartersCentury City, Los Angeles, United States
Key people
Elizabeth Gabler (president)
Jessica Goodman (Executive vice president)
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
ParentThe Walt Disney Studios

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 was 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

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 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 would be set to shut down sometime in 2020 due to The Woman in the Window getting delayed because of re-editing after test screenings and the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][14][15] On August 4, 2020, Disney announced that the division would shut down after it sold the rights to the movie to Netflix.[16]

List of releases

1990s

Release date Film Title Co-production with
July 12, 1996Courage Under Fire
December 20, 1996One Fine Day
April 4, 1997Inventing the Abbotts
April 25, 1997Volcano
September 26, 1997Soul FoodState Street Pictures
November 6, 1998A Cool, Dry Place
December 25, 1998The Thin Red LineGeisler-Roberdeau and Phoenix Pictures
March 19, 1999Ravenous
April 9, 1999Never Been KissedFlower Films and Bushwood Pictures
April 23, 1999Pushing TinRegency Enterprises
July 16, 1999Lake Placid
August 13, 1999Brokedown Palace
October 15, 1999Fight ClubRegency Enterprises
November 10, 1999Light It Up
November 12, 1999Anywhere but Here
December 17, 1999Anna and the King

2000s

Release date Title Co-production with
March 24, 2000Here on Earth
August 18, 2000Sunset Strip
November 10, 2000Men of Honor
March 30, 2001Someone Like You
May 10, 2002UnfaithfulRegency Enterprises
December 13, 2002Drumline
April 4, 2003Phone BoothZucker/Netter Productions
April 16, 2003Chasing PapiRobert Sounds Productions and Spirit Dance Entertainment
May 16, 2003Down with LoveRegency Enterprises and The Jinks/Cohen Company
February 6, 2004Catch That Kid
April 23, 2004Man on FireRegency Enterprises, New Regency Productions and Scott Free Productions
January 28, 2005Hide and SeekTribeca Productions and Josephson Entertainment
April 8, 2005Fever PitchConundrum Entertainment and Flower Films
September 24, 2005In Her ShoesScott Free Productions and Deuce Three Productions
November 18, 2005Walk the LineKonrad Pictures, Tree Line Films and Catfish Productions
December 16, 2005The Family Stone
March 3, 2006AquamarineStorefront Pictures
June 30, 2006The Devil Wears PradaDune Entertainment
September 15, 2006Everyone's HeroIDT Entertainment, Arc Productions and Dan Krech Productions
November 10, 2006A Good YearScott Free Productions and Dune Entertainment
December 14, 2007Alvin and the ChipmunksRegency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and Dune Entertainment
January 10, 200827 DressesSpyglass Entertainment and Dune Entertainment
December 25, 2008Marley & MeRegency Enterprises, Sunswept Entertainment and Dune Entertainment
January 9, 2009Bride WarsRegency Enterprises, New Regency Productions and Dune Entertainment
September 4, 2009All About SteveFortis Films, Radar Pictures, and Dune Entertainment
December 23, 2009Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelRegency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions, Dune Entertainment and Tall Trees Productions

2010s

Release date Title Co-production with
February 12, 2010Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefDune Entertainment, 1492 Pictures and Sunswept Entertainment
March 19, 2010Diary of a Wimpy KidDune Entertainment and Color Force
July 23, 2010Ramona and BeezusWalden Media, Dune Entertainment and Di Novi Pictures
November 26, 2010Love & Other DrugsRegency Enterprises, New Regency Productions, Stuber Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions and Dune Entertainment
December 10, 2010The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderWalden Media and Dune Entertainment
March 25, 2011Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesDune Entertainment and Color Force
April 22, 2011Water for Elephants3 Arts Entertainment, Flashpoint Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media and Big Screen Productions
July 1, 2011Monte CarloRegency Enterprises, Dune Entertainment and Di Novi Pictures
October 14, 2011The Big YearRed Hour Productions, Dune Entertainment, Deuce Three Productions and Sunswept Entertainment
December 16, 2011Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedRegency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and Dune Entertainment
August 3, 2012Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysDune Entertainment and Color Force
October 26, 2012Chasing MavericksWalden Media and Dune Entertainment
November 23, 2012Life of PiDune Entertainment
August 9, 2013Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersDi Bonaventura Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment and 1492 Pictures
October 25, 2013The CounselorTSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions and Chockstone Pictures
November 8, 2013The Book ThiefTSG Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment and Studio Babelsberg
February 7, 2014The Monuments MenColumbia Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Relativity Media, Babelsberg Studios and Smokehouse Pictures
June 6, 2014The Fault in Our StarsTemple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
April 10, 2015The Longest RideTSG Entertainment and Temple Hill Entertainment
May 22, 2015PoltergeistMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ghost House Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
July 24, 2015Paper TownsTemple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
October 16, 2015Bridge of SpiesTouchstone Pictures, TSG Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Amblin Entertainment
December 18, 2015Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road ChipRegency Enterprises, Bagdasarian Productions and TSG Entertainment
December 25, 2015JoyDavis Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures and TSG Entertainment
October 21, 2016Keeping Up with the JonesesParkes+MacDonald Image Nation and TSG Entertainment
December 25, 2016Hidden FiguresLevantine Films and Chernin Entertainment[17]
May 19, 2017Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long HaulColor Force[17]
October 6, 2017The Mountain Between UsChernin Entertainment[17]
March 16, 2018Love, Simon[18]Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment
October 19, 2018The Hate U GiveTemple Hill Entertainment and State Street Pictures[19]
April 17, 2019BreakthroughFranklin Entertainment
August 9, 2019The Art of Racing in the RainStarbucks Entertainment, Original Film and Shifting Gears Productions

2020s

Release date Title Co-production with
May 14, 2021The Woman in the WindowScott Rudin Productions; distributed by Netflix[20][21][22]

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