20th Century Fox has shattered the single studio global box office record, earning more than $5.5 billion in 2014. That’s up on the previous record of $5.15 billion which Paramount scored in 2011.
Films from the studio in 2014 managed to nab $1.79 billion in domestic box-office, and $3.73 billion in international. Eight of the studio’s films passed the $100 million mark domestically, thirteen of them did so internationally.
In the wake of the news, Fox has also shuffled around its release date schedule and locked down some major dates.
Most notable is that the company has set an October 7th 2016 release date for the Channing Tatum-led, “X-Men” spin-off feature based on the mutant character of Gambit. Tatum is rumored to make a cameo as the character in “X-Men: Apocalypse” in May 2016, but that has not been confirmed as yet.
Next up, they’ve locked down a December 21st 2016 release date for the film adaptation of the video game series “Assassin’s Creed,” over a full year from its originally proposed August 2015 release. As filming has yet to begin though, the delay is understandable.
Hugh Jackman-led musical “The Greatest Showman On Earth” has secured a Christmas Day 2016 release, and the plane crash survivor romance tale “The Mountain Between Us” with Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike opens February 10th 2017.
Fox has moved up its “The Fantastic Four” sequel by five weeks with the plan to release it on June 2nd 2017, and finally the third film in the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” franchise has been delayed a year and will now open July 14th 2017.