20th Century Fox

by Jessica Kim
20th Century Logo

20th Century Fox Logo [1]

Contact Information: [2]
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 227-2211
Website: http://www.foxmovies.com

Key Executives: [3]

Rupert Murdoch – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

James N. Gianopulos – Chairman & CEO 

 

Company Overview

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, also known as 20th Century Fox, is one of the six major film studios in United States, and is the world’s second largest major film studio. It is located in Los Angeles, California. It is currently a subsidiary of News Corporation [4]. 20th Century Fox was founded in Many 31, 1935, by merging between Fox Film Corporation, founded by William Fox in 1915, and Twentieth Century Picture, founded in 1933 by Joseph M. Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck. Since their very first cinemascope production, The Robe in 1953, they continue to create films that have great story, indelible characters, and take challenges for grafting films with technological advances [5]. Throughout their solid history, they produced and distributed many award-winning and widely known films such as Titanic, Star Wars, X-Men, Avatar, etc.

 

Financials

From January 2014 to November 2014, 20th Century Fox made total of $1.5 billion gross domestically [6]. During the 3rd quarter of 2014, they released 9 films and had a gross income of $427.6 million. This is 4.6% increased rate compare to their last year’s gross income [7]. Gone Girl and The Book of Life, which were released in the 4th quarter, made $416 million of gross so far [8].

 

Right Here, Right Now

From January to November 30 in year of 2014, 20th Century Fox produced and/or distributed 16 films in the United States and in other countries. Films includes X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years of Slaves, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. etc. Four films, Gone Girl, Penguins of Madagascar, The Maze Runner, and The Book of Life are still showing in theaters [9].

Gone Girl

Gone Girl poster, Courtesy from IMDb

Gone Girl is based on Gillian Flynn‘s famous novel. it is Drected by David Fincher, and Ben AffleckRosamund Pike and Neil Pattrick Harris are lead actors of the film. The story of Gone Girl starts with a husband, Nick Dunne, who reports that his wife is missing in their fifth wedding anniversary.  Under pressure and doubts from police, public and media, Nick starts lie and behave strangely. Soon majority of people starts to ask the same dark question. “Did he kill his wife?” [10]

Gone Girl was released on October 3, 2014 in 3,014 theaters. Its production budget is $61 million, and it grossed 37.5 million on its opening weekend.  It grossed 160.7 million domestically and 173.4 million in foreign countries [11].

This movie is consider to be one of the hit-movie of the year. Currently the movie is in its eighth week of showing, and is still remaining good ranking on BoxOffice. It received rating of 8.4/10 from 128,765 users [12].

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past poster, Courtesy by IMDb

X-Men: Days of Future Past is the seventh film of X-Men series. It is directed by Bryan Singer and lead actors are Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, etc. It is a story about the X-Men fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods [13].

X-Men: Days of Future Past is released on May 23, 2014 in 3,996 theaters, and it grosses $90 million on its opening weekend. The movie grossed $233.9 million domestically and $512.1 million in foreign market. The movie’s widest release was 4,001 theaters and was in theaters for 20 weeks, then closed on October 9, 2014. This blockbuster movie is also ranked at seventh place for Top Movies in the Past 365 Days. [14]

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner poster, Courtesy by IMDb

The Maze Runner is Sci-Fi Thriller that is based on James Dashner‘s bestseller novel. It is directed by Wes Ball and lead actors are Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien, Chris Sheffield, etc. It is a story about a boy,Thomas, wakes up trapped in a massive maze with other boys, with his memory is erased. He and other boys try to uncover the secret and to escape from the maze [15].

The Maze Runner is released on November 30, 2014 at 3,064 theaters, and it grossed $32.5 million on its opening weekend. The movie’s widest relases is 3,638 theaters, and currently the movie is in its 10.4 weeks and raked as 22nd on Box Office chart. It grossed $101 million domestically and 233 million in foreign market [16].

The movie is receiving huge love from young audiences, and it so far received rating of 7.2/10 from 76,198 users [17]. Its second series, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is planned to release on September 18, 2015.

 

Coming Up

20th Century Fox has a plan to release 3 films in December 2014, which is The Pyramid, Exodus: Gods and Kings and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. They also have plans to release approximately 26 films in the United States in year of 2015, including Taken 3, The Fantastic Four, Kung Fu Panda 3, Kingsman: The Secret Service, etc. [18]

The Pyramid

The Pyramid poster, Courtesy by IMDb

The Pyramid is a 89 minutes horror movie that is directed by Gregory Levasseur. The movie is a story about an archaeological team trapped in a lost pyramid and find themselves hunted by unknown creature. The lead actors are Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley and Denis O’Hare. The movie will be in theater on December 5, 2014 [19].

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster, Courtesy from IMDb

Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 150 minutes action movie that is directed by Ridley Scott. The movie is a story about the defiant leader Moses takes a journey of escape form Egypt with 600,000 slaves. The lead actors are Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, and Ben Kingsley. The movie will be in theater on December 12, 2014 [20].

 

Sources

[1] 20th Century Fox Logo Retrieved November 30, 2014

[2] 20th Century Fox Contact Updated November 30. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[3] Key Executives Retrieved November 30, 2014

[4] Subsidiary Retrieved November 30, 2014

[5] History and Vision Retrieved November 30, 2014

[6] 2014 Statistics Updated November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[7] 3rd Quarter Statistics Updated November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[8] 4th Quarter Statistics Updated November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[9] List of Films in Theater Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[10] Gone Girl Story Retrieved November 30, 2014

[11] Gone Girl Finance Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[12] Gone Girl Rating Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[13] X-Men Story Retrieved November 30, 2014

[14] X-Men Finance Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[15] The Maze Runner Story Retrieved November 30, 2014

[16] The Maze Runner Finance Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[17] The Maze Runner Rating Updated November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014

[18] Upcoming Releases Retrieved November 30, 2014

[19] The Pyramid Retrieved November 30, 2014

[20] Exodus: Gods and Kings Retrieved November 30, 2014

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