Fox 2000 Pictures

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Fox 2000 Pictures
Company typeDivision
IndustryEntertainment industry
PredecessorsFNM Films/Fox West Pictures
FoundedJanuary 7, 1994; 30 years ago (1994-01-07) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
FounderLaura Ziskin
DefunctMay 14, 2021; 3 years ago (2021-05-14)
FateShut down and absorbed as a result of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox
SuccessorsWalt Disney Pictures
20th Century Studios
Searchlight Pictures
3000 Pictures
HeadquartersCentury City, Los Angeles, United States
Key people
Elizabeth Gabler (president)
Jessica Goodman (Executive vice president)
ProductsMotion pictures
Parent20th Century Fox (1994–2019)
The Walt Disney Studios (2019–2021)

Fox 2000 Pictures was an American film production company within The Walt Disney Studios. It was a sister studio of the larger film studios 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures, specializing in producing independent films in mid-range releases that largely targeted underserved groups.[1] 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.[2][3][4]

Most films from Fox 2000 Pictures were released under the 20th Century Fox banner, and sometimes under Fox Searchlight Pictures. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the films produced by Fox 2000 in theatrical markets since 2019 until its closure in 2021.

Fox 2000 Pictures produced over 70 films.[1] Fox 2000's Life of Pi was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, ultimately winning four, and was the division's highest-grossing film with $609 million worldwide.[5] Marley & Me was Fox 2000's biggest commercial success with a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever with $14.75 million in ticket sales.[6]


Fox 2000 Pictures formed as a division of 20th Century Fox in 1994 with Laura Ziskin as president.[7] 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.[8]

In 2000, Ziskin left the division[7] and Elizabeth Gabler was hired to replace her.[9] In February 2012, Gabler renewed her contract as president of Fox 2000.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

On March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox, including Fox 2000.[12] 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, considered to be ideal for streaming films, was the reason for the 21st Century Fox acquisition.[13] However, Fox Searchlight Pictures was also an indie division leaving little room for Fox 2000.[14] In August 2019, The Art of Racing in the Rain became the final theatrical film of 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 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][15][16] On August 4, 2020, Disney sold the film to Netflix.[17][4]

List of releases[edit]

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
September 10, 1999 Best Laid Plans
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 23, 2005 Roll Bounce State Street Pictures
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
October 20, 2006 Flicka
November 10, 2006 A Good Year Scott Free Productions and Dune Entertainment
December 15, 2006 Eragon Davis Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners and Ingenious Studio Partners
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, Riche/Ludwig Productions, Birdie 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; theatrical distribution by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures via 20th Century Fox
August 9, 2019 The Art of Racing in the Rain Starbucks Entertainment, Original Film and Shifting Gears Productions; theatrical distribution by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures via 20th Century Fox
May 14, 2021 The Woman in the Window Scott Rudin Productions; distributed by Netflix


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