Fox 2000 Pictures was an American film production company within The Walt Disney Studios. It was a sister studio of the larger film studio 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups. The company dissolved on May 14, 2021 following the release of The Woman in the Window on Netflix, and the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company on March 20, 2019. Most films from Fox 2000 were released under the 20th Century Fox banner, and sometimes under Fox Searchlight Pictures.
|Predecessors||FNM Films/Fox West Pictures|
|Founded||January 7, 1994Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Defunct||May 14, 2021|
|Fate||Shut down & absorbed as a result of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox|
|Successors||Walt Disney Pictures|
20th Century Studios
|Headquarters||Century City, Los Angeles, United States|
|Elizabeth Gabler (president)|
Jessica Goodman (Executive vice president)
|Owner||News Corporation (1994–2013)|
21st Century Fox (2013–2019)
The Walt Disney Company (2019–2021)
|Parent||20th Century Fox (1994–2019)|
The Walt Disney Studios (2019–2021)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the films produced by Fox 2000 Pictures in theatrical markets, until its closure in 2021.
Fox 2000 Pictures had produced over 50 films. Fox 2000's Life of Pi was nominated for many awards and did well at the box office. 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. The division's highest-grossing film was Life of Pi (2012) with $609 million.
Fox 2000 Pictures formed as a division of 20th Century Fox in 1994 with Laura Ziskin as president. 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.
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. 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.
On March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox, including Fox 2000. Disney originally announced that Fox 2000 would continue operating after the acquisition, which gave Disney 11 film units. However, the next day, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney would shut down the studio in October 2019 after The Woman in the Window. Deadline Hollywood was surprised as Fox 2000, considering to be ideal for streaming films, was the reason for the 21st Century Fox acquisition. However, Fox Searchlight Pictures is also an indie division leaving little room for Fox 2000. In August 2019, The Art of Racing in the Rain became the final theatrical film in the studio. The division shut down on May 14, 2021 after The Woman in the Window was delayed twice, first due to re-editing after test screenings and then the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 4, 2020, Disney sold the film to Netflix.
List of releasesEdit
|Release date||Film Title||Co-production with|
|July 12, 1996||Courage Under Fire||Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment and Friendly Films|
|December 20, 1996||One Fine Day||Lynda Obst Productions and Via Rosa Productions|
|April 4, 1997||Inventing the Abbotts||Imagine Entertainment|
|April 25, 1997||Volcano||Shuler Donner/Donner and Moritz Original|
|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|
|March 19, 1999||Ravenous||Heyday Films|
|April 9, 1999||Never Been Kissed||Flower Films and Bushwood Pictures|
|April 23, 1999||Pushing Tin||Regency Enterprises|
|July 16, 1999||Lake Placid||Phoenix Pictures|
|August 13, 1999||Brokedown Palace|
|October 15, 1999||Fight Club||Regency Enterprises|
|November 10, 1999||Light It Up||Edmonds Entertainment|
|November 12, 1999||Anywhere but Here|
|December 17, 1999||Anna and the King||Lawrence Bender Productions|
|March 24, 2000||Here on Earth|
|August 18, 2000||Sunset Strip|
|November 10, 2000||Men of Honor||State Street Pictures|
|March 30, 2001||Someone Like You||Lynda Obst Productions|
|December 21, 2001||Joe Somebody||Regency Enterprises and Kopelson Entertainment|
|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||Mediastream III, Mad Chance and Nimbus Film|
|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|
|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|
|December 16, 2005||The Family Stone|
|March 3, 2006||Aquamarine||Storefront Pictures|
|June 30, 2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Dune Entertainment|
|September 15, 2006||Everyone's Hero||20th Century Fox Animation, 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|
|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|
|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 Babelsberg Studios|
|February 7, 2014||The Monuments Men||Columbia Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Relativity Media, Babelsberg Studios and Smokehouse Pictures|
|June 6, 2014||The Fault in Our Stars||Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment|
|April 10, 2015||The Longest Ride||Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG 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|
|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|
|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|
|May 19, 2017||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul||Color Force|
|October 6, 2017||The Mountain Between Us||Chernin Entertainment|
|March 16, 2018||Love, Simon||Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment|
|October 19, 2018||The Hate U Give||Temple Hill Entertainment and State Street Pictures|
|April 17, 2019||Breakthrough||Franklin Entertainment|
|August 9, 2019||The Art of Racing in the Rain||Starbucks Entertainment, Original Film and Shifting Gears Productions|
|May 14, 2021||The Woman in the Window||Scott Rudin Productions; distributed by Netflix|
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