|Founded||1994Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Defunct||May 14, 2021|
|Fate||Shut down & absorbed as a result of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox|
|Successor||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)
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 (formerly 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures) specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups. The company dissolved in May 2021 following the release of The Woman in the Window on Netflix, and the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company in March 2019. Films from Fox 2000 are released under the 20th Century Fox banner.
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.
In March 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox this purchase include 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 in May 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 releases
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- Keegan, Rebecca (July 9, 2019). "Amy Adams' 'Woman in the Window' to Move to 2020 as Disney Retools Fox Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- Ivie, Devon (March 4, 2021). "The Woman in the Window Movie Really, Finally Has a Release Date". Vulture. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
- Lang, Brent (March 21, 2019). "Disney Ending Fox 2000 Label". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- "'Marley & Me' sets Christmas Day record". Today.com. Associated Press. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Littleton, Cynthia (June 13, 2011). "Producer Laura Ziskin dies at 61". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- Petrikin, Chris (May 2, 1997). "Fox 2000 Lands Linson". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- Sneider, Jeff (February 14, 2012). "Elizabeth Gabler reups at Fox 2000". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- McNary, Dave (July 15, 2014). "'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Deal with Fox". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
- Ge, Linda (February 9, 2015). "Gail Berman Signs First Look Deal With Fox 2000". TheWrap. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
- Szalai, Georg; Bond, Paul (March 20, 2019). "Disney Closes $71.3 Billion Fox Deal, Creating Global Content Powerhouse". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
- Fleming, Mike (March 21, 2019). "Elizabeth Gabler's Fox 2000 To Shutter As Disney Takes Over". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- Lang, Brent (March 21, 2019). "Disney Retiring Fox 2000 Label". Variety. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 20, 2019). "Amy Adams 'Woman In The Window' Will Now Open In Early Summer, 'Cruella' Moves To 2021". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
- Rubin, Rebecca (March 17, 2020). "'Black Widow' Release Pulled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic". Variety. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 3, 2020). "Netflix Negotiating For 'The Woman In The Window' With Amy Adams; Last Fox 2000 Elizabeth Gabler Project Will Be Let Go By Disney". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
- "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 29, 2015). "YA Novel 'Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda' Acquired By Fox 2000". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
- Perry, Spencer (May 23, 2018). "The Hate U Give Release Date Set for October". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 12, 2021). "Netflix Unveils A 2021 Film Slate With Bigger Volume & Star Wattage; Scott Stuber On The Escalating Film Ambition". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.