Fox Names Benjamin Bach MD for Germany, Replacing Vincent  De La Tour

Twentieth Century Fox has upped Benjamin Bach to managing director, theatrical, for Austria and Germany. In Germany he takes over from the long-serving Vincent de la Tour who is leaving after 27 years. Bach has been MD of Fox’s operations in Aust…

Twentieth Century Fox has upped Benjamin Bach to managing director, theatrical, for Austria and Germany. In Germany he takes over from the long-serving Vincent de la Tour who is leaving after 27 years. Bach has been MD of Fox’s operations in Austria since 2012 and he steps into his new, expanded, role immediately. He will […]

Netflix Original Series Viewing Climbs, But Licensed Content Remains Majority of Total U.S. Streams

Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia? Original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 24% a …

Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia? Original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 24% a year earlier (and just 14% in January 2017), per video-measurement firm 7Park Data. But […]

Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi Epic ‘Ad Astra’ Gets Bumped to May 2019, but It’s Still ‘Far From Finished’

20th Century Fox plans to open the movie in May 2019, but the director isn’t so sure he’ll be able to meet that deadline.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the upcoming Brad Pitt release everyone can’t stop talking about right now, but the actor has another project set to open before “Hollywood” that ought to be on everyone’s radar. At least, that is if it actually opens in 2019 at all. Pitt is the lead in James Gray’s science-fiction epic “Ad Astra,” and the director recently cast doubt on meeting the film’s deadline while speaking with The Film Stage.

“It’s exciting, but it’s far from finished,” Gray said when asked for “Ad Astra” updates. “I’m here [at the Marrakech Film Festival], a little bit on vacation. I’m really tired because the previous movie [“The Lost City of Z”] was physically very difficult. It was both Europe and the jungle and this one I thought would be easier. Not easier like an easy movie to make but, like, physically easier and it was not. So I needed to come here. I have to go home. I have over 600 shots to review.”

“Ad Astra” stars Pitt as an Army Corps engineer who decides to go on an ambitious space mission to find out what happened to his father, an astronaut who never returned from a one-way mission to Neptune looking for signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence. The supporting cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, and Jamie Kennedy.

20th Century Fox is behind “Ad Astra” and had originally set a January 11, 2019 opening date. The date had some thinking Fox could sneak a one-week theatrical run in December 2018 to qualify the movie for awards consideration, but Gray confirmed the movie is nowhere near done.

“They want it to be done by the release date, May 22,” Gray said. “They want it earlier than that and I am really scared about that because originally they wanted January/late December release and I thought—and I was right—that there was no way we were gonna make that. You know usually when you see a science-fiction movie there are a number of shots that don’t look very good. I did not want to be up against a release date and have stuff looking really bad. I’m hoping we can make May.”

As for where Gray is in the post-production phase, he said, “What it is basically is you sit in the theatre for 12-15 hours a day with a little laser pointer. ‘Shot 603RF! There’s a little bit of magenta in the corner of this image and I would add a little reflection there.’ Hundreds of shots every day, so I’m tired. But it’s a high-class problem. It’s okay. I’m doing something I like.”

Pitt’s production company Plan B produced Gray’s last outing, “The Lost City of Z,” which effortlessly led to the two to collaborate on “Ad Astra.” According to Gray, Pitt wanted in on the movie as soon as he heard the storyline.

“I have no idea how the world is gonna receive it because you never know that sort of thing. But he’s really great in the movie,” Gray said. “He’s brought a lot of his personal commitment to it.”

20th Century Fox currently has the “Ad Astra” opening set for May 24, 2019. The date has led some to believe the film will debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, but Gray is going to have to finish it first for that to be the case.

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Even on the day the deal was unveiled, it was still hard to believe. Rupert Murdoch was hoisting the white flag, getting out of the entertainment business that he shaped and took to new heights with his News Corp. and 20th Century Fox empires. On Dec. 14, 2017, when Disney formally announced its all-stock $52.4 […]

Ryan Reynolds to Produce Horror Story ‘The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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20th Century Fox Research EVP Kevin Yoder Returns to NRG

Entertainment analytics company and box office tracker National Research Group announced Wednesday that Kevin Yoder will be returning to the company as executive vice president of Theatrical Strategy.
Yoder previously worked at NRG from 1992 to 2012, r…

Entertainment analytics company and box office tracker National Research Group announced Wednesday that Kevin Yoder will be returning to the company as executive vice president of Theatrical Strategy.

Yoder previously worked at NRG from 1992 to 2012, rising to COO before leaving to serve as managing director at MarketCast and, most recently, EVP of Research and Strategy at 20th Century Fox. His departure from the studio comes weeks away from the impending merger of Fox with Walt Disney Studios.

“I have worked closely with Kevin for the past five years when he led domestic strategy at Fox. He was a terrific thought-partner: strategic, creative, passionate, and intellectual. He is a pre-eminent strategic advisor who thrives in solving complex marketing challenges. Our clients will benefit greatly from his wisdom and sharp insights,” said NRG CEO Jon Penn in a statement.

“I am thrilled to be part of the dynamic and fast-growing NRG team, unlocking opportunity for our clients by ensuring that campaigns are optimized to convey what is unique, accessible and theatrical about each film. It’s a process NRG is uniquely suited for as they are the leading research firm that works start to finish globally across the entire research process,” says Yoder.

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Kevin Yoder Re-Joins National Research Group As EVP, Theatrical Strategy

Kevin Yoder is rejoining the National Research Group, where he had an influential 20-year run, as EVP, Theatrical Strategy.
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Kevin Yoder is rejoining the National Research Group, where he had an influential 20-year run, as EVP, Theatrical Strategy. Yoder initially joined NRG in 1992 and rose to Chief Operating Officer, developing the company’s widely followed tracking tools and steering studios on the release of hundreds of No. 1 box office openings. After leaving NRG, he was a managing director at rival research firm MarketCast and EVP of Research and Strategy at Fox. "I have worked closely…

Watch Chrissy Metz in Trailer for Faith-Based True Story ‘Breakthrough’ (Video)

Here’s your first look at “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz in one of her first movie starring roles, playing a mother who prays to save her son’s life after he falls through the ice of a frozen lake.

Metz leads the cast of “Breakthrough,” for which 20th Century Fox just released the first trailer. In the faith-based drama, she plays Joyce Smith whose adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake and is trapped there underwater for over 15 minutes. But when all hope seems lost, Joyce refuses to give up and her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery.

“Whatever you have for me, for Brian, for Joe, I surrender,” Metz says in a tearful prayer to close out the trailer.

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“Breakthrough” is based on a true story and comes from producer DeVon Franklin, who also produced the spiritual film “Miracles from Heaven,” which earned $73.9 million at the domestic box office. Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell and Dennis Haysbert all co-star.

“Breakthrough” is also based on Joyce Smith’s own book, “The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.” Roxann Dawson directed, and the story was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (“Seven Pounds”).

Twentieth Century Fox is releasing the film in time for Easter 2019. Watch the first trailer for “Breakthrough” above.

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Here’s your first look at “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz in one of her first movie starring roles, playing a mother who prays to save her son’s life after he falls through the ice of a frozen lake.

Metz leads the cast of “Breakthrough,” for which 20th Century Fox just released the first trailer. In the faith-based drama, she plays Joyce Smith whose adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake and is trapped there underwater for over 15 minutes. But when all hope seems lost, Joyce refuses to give up and her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery.

“Whatever you have for me, for Brian, for Joe, I surrender,” Metz says in a tearful prayer to close out the trailer.

“Breakthrough” is based on a true story and comes from producer DeVon Franklin, who also produced the spiritual film “Miracles from Heaven,” which earned $73.9 million at the domestic box office. Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell and Dennis Haysbert all co-star.

“Breakthrough” is also based on Joyce Smith’s own book, “The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.” Roxann Dawson directed, and the story was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (“Seven Pounds”).

Twentieth Century Fox is releasing the film in time for Easter 2019. Watch the first trailer for “Breakthrough” above.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Format Licensed for China, ‘Last Man Standing’ for India and Vietnam

20th Century Fox TV Distribution announced Tuesday it has licensed scripted formats for comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” in China and “Last Man Standing” in India and Vietnam, along with procedural fantasy drama “Awake” in Russia.

Meanwhile, “This Is Us,” which was recently optioned by TCFTVD for a local adaptation in Turkey, will be heading to France and the Netherlands.

“How I Met Your Mother” has been licensed to New Classics Media in China. The production studio will produce 30 60-minute episodes, instead of the traditional 30 minutes for U.S. sitcoms. The deal is the first between TCFTVD and New Classics Media and the studio’s third deal for the CBS comedy which wrapped in 2014. The show has been adapted locally in Russia and The Middle East.

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“Last Man Standing” (which once ran on ABC and recently returned to TV on Fox) has been licensed by Star India for a local adaptation produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, marking the distribution organization’s first format deal with the pair, and the second format sold by TCFTVD in India (the first was “24 India,” starring and produced by Anil Kapoor).

The Tim Allen-led comedy is also being adapted by Vietnam by Vietnam Film Company (VFC) and broadcast by Vietnam Television (VTV), which is the national and biggest broadcaster in Vietnam. The series premiered on the network Nov. 5 and has been licensed for 42 half-hour episodes. This deal is the first collaboration between the three and the second production in the country for TCFTVD, which also produced an adaptation of “Glee” in the territory.

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TCFTVD will also be adapting former NBC drama “Awake” with Star Media in Russia. The local adaptation will air on Channel One, with a first season of 12 hour-long episodes. The intention is to develop “the story further,” with a series led by Russian actor Evgeniy Mironov.

And last but certainly not least, “This Is Us,” the number one scripted drama in the U.S., has been optioned by Authentic Productions in France, as well as NL Films in The Netherlands, after being first licensed by Fox for an adaptation in Turkey back in September.

“We are thrilled to expand the brands of these established U.S. comedies and dramas internationally with our scripted formats business,” said Gina Brogi, President of Global Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “The success and demand we continue to see for our scripted formats is a reflection of the increased value of local content, and the growing sophistication of international broadcasters and production companies who are custom-tailoring great content for their audiences.”

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20th Century Fox TV Distribution announced Tuesday it has licensed scripted formats for comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” in China and “Last Man Standing” in India and Vietnam, along with procedural fantasy drama “Awake” in Russia.

Meanwhile, “This Is Us,” which was recently optioned by TCFTVD for a local adaptation in Turkey, will be heading to France and the Netherlands.

“How I Met Your Mother” has been licensed to New Classics Media in China. The production studio will produce 30 60-minute episodes, instead of the traditional 30 minutes for U.S. sitcoms. The deal is the first between TCFTVD and New Classics Media and the studio’s third deal for the CBS comedy which wrapped in 2014. The show has been adapted locally in Russia and The Middle East.

“Last Man Standing” (which once ran on ABC and recently returned to TV on Fox) has been licensed by Star India for a local adaptation produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, marking the distribution organization’s first format deal with the pair, and the second format sold by TCFTVD in India (the first was “24 India,” starring and produced by Anil Kapoor).

The Tim Allen-led comedy is also being adapted by Vietnam by Vietnam Film Company (VFC) and broadcast by Vietnam Television (VTV), which is the national and biggest broadcaster in Vietnam. The series premiered on the network Nov. 5 and has been licensed for 42 half-hour episodes. This deal is the first collaboration between the three and the second production in the country for TCFTVD, which also produced an adaptation of “Glee” in the territory.

TCFTVD will also be adapting former NBC drama “Awake” with Star Media in Russia. The local adaptation will air on Channel One, with a first season of 12 hour-long episodes. The intention is to develop “the story further,” with a series led by Russian actor Evgeniy Mironov.

And last but certainly not least, “This Is Us,” the number one scripted drama in the U.S., has been optioned by Authentic Productions in France, as well as NL Films in The Netherlands, after being first licensed by Fox for an adaptation in Turkey back in September.

“We are thrilled to expand the brands of these established U.S. comedies and dramas internationally with our scripted formats business,” said Gina Brogi, President of Global Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “The success and demand we continue to see for our scripted formats is a reflection of the increased value of local content, and the growing sophistication of international broadcasters and production companies who are custom-tailoring great content for their audiences.”

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Mercury Rising: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocketing Across $500M WW; How Fox Marketed A Supersonic Singalong

EXCLUSIVE: As 20th Century Fox/New Regency/GK Films’ Bohemian Rhapsody continues its supersonic trajectory, the Freddie Mercury biopic will today cross the $500 million mark worldwide. Through Thursday, the movie has hit $156.3M domestic and $341.5M at…

EXCLUSIVE: As 20th Century Fox/New Regency/GK Films' Bohemian Rhapsody continues its supersonic trajectory, the Freddie Mercury biopic will today cross the $500 million mark worldwide. Through Thursday, the movie has hit $156.3M domestic and $341.5M at the international box office for a global running cume of $497.8M. And don't stop it now, with sing-along screenings being added across the globe and Italy just bowing, the Queen backstory looks to be on a collision course…

Fox Theme Park in Malaysia in Doubt Amid Disney Merger

When it was announced in 2013, 20th Century Fox World was set to be the studio’s first theme park. Situated an hour outside Kuala Lumpur, the park would feature characters from Fox animated films like “Ice Age,” “Rio,” and…

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Fox Is Developing an Animated Comedy About ‘Immigrant Refugee’ Birds Called ‘Buffalo Wings’

Fox has given a script commitment to “Buffalo Wings,” a new half-hour, animated comedy series about “immigrant refugee” birds, from “Nobodies” co-creators Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, and Larry Dorf.

Per the logline, “Buffalo Wings” centers around two Canadian brothers who do not follow the rest of their flock when they fly south. When their hypothesis is wrong and they almost freeze to death, they must take refuge in Buffalo, NY, where they begin to live life as immigrant refugees. The series explores what it is to be a refugee and to fall in love with this country while pursuing the “American Dream” from every possible angle.

Davidson, Ramras, and Dorf will write and executive produce the in-development project, which hails from 20th Century Fox.

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ICM Partners reps Davidson and Ramras, alongside Loan Dang at Del Shaw Moonves LLP.

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Fox has given a script commitment to “Buffalo Wings,” a new half-hour, animated comedy series about “immigrant refugee” birds, from “Nobodies” co-creators Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, and Larry Dorf.

Per the logline, “Buffalo Wings” centers around two Canadian brothers who do not follow the rest of their flock when they fly south. When their hypothesis is wrong and they almost freeze to death, they must take refuge in Buffalo, NY, where they begin to live life as immigrant refugees. The series explores what it is to be a refugee and to fall in love with this country while pursuing the “American Dream” from every possible angle.

Davidson, Ramras, and Dorf will write and executive produce the in-development project, which hails from 20th Century Fox.

ICM Partners reps Davidson and Ramras, alongside Loan Dang at Del Shaw Moonves LLP.

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield Signs New Pod Deal With Fox TV

Warren Littlefield is staying in business with Fox TV, amid Disney’s pending purchase of the studio.
The “Handmaid’s Tale” producer and former TV exec has signed a new, exclusive overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and 2…

Warren Littlefield is staying in business with Fox TV, amid Disney’s pending purchase of the studio.

The “Handmaid’s Tale” producer and former TV exec has signed a new, exclusive overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television — both of which will join Disney when the merger deal closes next year — with Fox 21 TVS President Bert Salke and TCFTV President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis announcing the news jointly Friday.

Under the pact, Littlefield and his producing partners Ann Johnson and Graham Littlefield will produce new projects for cable, broadcast and streaming platforms for both Fox 21 TVS and TCFTV, through his Littlefield Company banner, now based under Fox.

The Littlefield Company signed a first-look deal with Fox 21 TV in 2016 and currently has multiple projects in development at the studio.

“We have spent the past year working with Warren and his team, incredibly closely,” Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke said. “It took us about a minute to know we wanted a larger partnership with him, not only because he is a great producer, not only because he has the best relationships, not only because he has incredible taste, but, perhaps most importantly, because he is a phenomenal human being. Working with him is not just fulfilling and prosperous, it’s a joy. To work with Warren, is to become his friend. We couldn’t be more excited about our future with him.”

Littlefield added, “We at The Littlefield Company are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Fox, expanding with them through this exciting new chapter of their history. We have found Bert Salke and Andy Bourne to be inspired partners that support our vision and embrace the nuance required to continually elevate the content we create. We are truly grateful to Bert and Andy, Peter Rice, Dana Walden, and Jonnie Davis for all of their wisdom, passion and support. We couldn’t ask for a more dynamic team to be in business with.”

Here’s Littlefield’s bio, provided by Fox:

Warren Littlefield is the Executive Producer of The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu and MGM, which won 8 Emmy Awards including Oustanding Drama Series, and The Television Critics Association named it Best Drama and Program of the Year. It also won 3 Golden Globe Awards, the AFI TV Program of the Year, a Peabody, a BAFTA Award and it garnered Littlefield his 3rd Producer’s Guild Award. Littlefield also serves as Executive Producer on FX’s television adaptation of the Academy Award winning film, Fargo, which in three seasons has been nominated for 52 Emmys and won 6 as well as a Peabody, multiple Golden Globes, an AFI, Producers Guild, and Critics Choice Awards for Best Limited Series.

While at NBC, Littlefield was responsible for developing many of the series that defined quality programming. As head of the comedy department he developed The Golden Girls, Alf, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In his last four years as President of the Entertainment Division, Littlefield orchestrated a renaissance at NBC and a return to first place in the ratings race, fueled by a long roster of hit series that he developed. They included: Seinfeld, ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Just Shoot Me, 3rd Rock From the Sun, NewsRadio, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Law & Order. He was an architect of “Must See TV”. In his final year at NBC, he supervised the development of Will & Grace, Providence, and The West Wing. He initiated the development of Law & Order: SVU, which began the industry trend of procedural spin-offs. In May 2012, Doubleday books published Littlefield’s The New York Times bestselling memoir “Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV.”

The Littlefield Company is repped by WME and Tom Hoberman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman LLP.

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Income from continuing operations hit …

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Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is a Much Needed Hit for Fox

As the final days of 20th Century Fox’s status as a standalone studio countdown and the merger with Disney draws near, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has provided Fox with a much needed hit.

Despite mixed reviews, the Queen biopic from New Regency is on its way to being a hit with a $51.1 million opening and $141 million grossed worldwide. Fox reports that it ranks among the studio’s top ten highest openings for non-franchise films, and it’s the biggest opening weekend for the studio since the release of “Deadpool 2” nearly six months ago.

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“Deadpool 2” was able to capitalize off of the rabid demand for superheroes — and especially Marvel superheroes — to the tune of $318 million at the domestic box office. But prior to this weekend, that total accounted for 38 percent of Fox’s entire domestic gross for the year. Add the $205 million made by Fox’s hit holiday films “The Greatest Showman” and “The Post” in January, and you have three films accounting for 63 percent of Fox’s $831 million domestic total.

Aside from those films, success has been scarce for Fox this year. Socially minded, low-budget films like “The Hate U Give” and “Love Simon” have made modest profits, but Fox has also had some big misfires like the $88 million “The Predator,” which has only grossed $159 million, and the $32 million “Bad Times at the El Royale,” which hasn’t even made back its budget with $27 million grossed. Another domestic disappointment for the studio was the $62 million “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which only grossed $58 million in North America and needed a $230 million overseas haul to find a profit.

Fox has passed $1 billion domestically for 11 of the past 12 years, only barely missing in 2011 with $977 million and peaking in 2014 with $1.79 billion, best among all studios. But with “Bohemian Rhapsody” being the last major release for Fox this year, the studio could fall short of that mark as it currently ranks fifth among all studios on the domestic charts, with Sony overtaking them for fourth.

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But the good news is that “Bohemian Rhapsody” will stand out this November, as the rest of this month’s release calendar is largely highlighted by family offerings like “The Grinch” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Chris Aronson, Fox’s domestic distribution president, said that he expects the word of mouth from Queen fans  who saw the film this weekend and the awards buzz surrounding leading man Rami Malek to give the film plenty of mileage in the weeks ahead.

“We finally settled on an early November release because we wanted to give the film some space from ‘A Star Is Born,’” Aronson told TheWrap. “But when we saw the final cut we knew that like ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was going to offer audiences a musical experience that no other film that’s coming after us is going to have.”

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Fox will close out the year with a yet-to-be-announced “Deadpool” release at Christmastime, ending what has been a rocky final chapter for one of Hollywood’s biggest mainstays. But Aronson says that “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been a proud accomplishment for him and his colleagues, as the film has navigated a turbulent development to join “Straight Outta Compton” as one of the biggest openings ever for a musical biopic.

“No matter what, this is a big win for us and a validation for the process that we went through releasing this film,” he said. “And I want to give extra kudos to the film’s producer, Graham King, who dedicated himself for years to getting this film out, and now all his hard work has really paid off.”

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As the final days of 20th Century Fox’s status as a standalone studio countdown and the merger with Disney draws near, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has provided Fox with a much needed hit.

Despite mixed reviews, the Queen biopic from New Regency is on its way to being a hit with a $51.1 million opening and $141 million grossed worldwide. Fox reports that it ranks among the studio’s top ten highest openings for non-franchise films, and it’s the biggest opening weekend for the studio since the release of “Deadpool 2” nearly six months ago.

“Deadpool 2” was able to capitalize off of the rabid demand for superheroes — and especially Marvel superheroes — to the tune of $318 million at the domestic box office. But prior to this weekend, that total accounted for 38 percent of Fox’s entire domestic gross for the year. Add the $205 million made by Fox’s hit holiday films “The Greatest Showman” and “The Post” in January, and you have three films accounting for 63 percent of Fox’s $831 million domestic total.

Aside from those films, success has been scarce for Fox this year. Socially minded, low-budget films like “The Hate U Give” and “Love Simon” have made modest profits, but Fox has also had some big misfires like the $88 million “The Predator,” which has only grossed $159 million, and the $32 million “Bad Times at the El Royale,” which hasn’t even made back its budget with $27 million grossed. Another domestic disappointment for the studio was the $62 million “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which only grossed $58 million in North America and needed a $230 million overseas haul to find a profit.

Fox has passed $1 billion domestically for 11 of the past 12 years, only barely missing in 2011 with $977 million and peaking in 2014 with $1.79 billion, best among all studios. But with “Bohemian Rhapsody” being the last major release for Fox this year, the studio could fall short of that mark as it currently ranks fifth among all studios on the domestic charts, with Sony overtaking them for fourth.

But the good news is that “Bohemian Rhapsody” will stand out this November, as the rest of this month’s release calendar is largely highlighted by family offerings like “The Grinch” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Chris Aronson, Fox’s domestic distribution president, said that he expects the word of mouth from Queen fans  who saw the film this weekend and the awards buzz surrounding leading man Rami Malek to give the film plenty of mileage in the weeks ahead.

“We finally settled on an early November release because we wanted to give the film some space from ‘A Star Is Born,'” Aronson told TheWrap. “But when we saw the final cut we knew that like ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was going to offer audiences a musical experience that no other film that’s coming after us is going to have.”

Fox will close out the year with a yet-to-be-announced “Deadpool” release at Christmastime, ending what has been a rocky final chapter for one of Hollywood’s biggest mainstays. But Aronson says that “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been a proud accomplishment for him and his colleagues, as the film has navigated a turbulent development to join “Straight Outta Compton” as one of the biggest openings ever for a musical biopic.

“No matter what, this is a big win for us and a validation for the process that we went through releasing this film,” he said. “And I want to give extra kudos to the film’s producer, Graham King, who dedicated himself for years to getting this film out, and now all his hard work has really paid off.”

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