Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Fox Searchlight Pictures
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment industry
FoundedLos Angeles, California, US (1994)
HeadquartersCentury City, Los Angeles, United States
Key peopleStephen A. Gilula, Co-President
Nancy Utley, Co-President
ProductsMotion pictures
RevenueIncrease $6.50 million (2007)[1]
Owner(s)News Corporation (1994 (1994)–2013 (2013))
21st Century Fox (2013 (2013)–present)
Parent20th Century Fox
Websitewww.foxsearchlight.com
 
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Fox Searchlight Pictures
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment industry
FoundedLos Angeles, California, US (1994)
HeadquartersCentury City, Los Angeles, United States
Key peopleStephen A. Gilula, Co-President
Nancy Utley, Co-President
ProductsMotion pictures
RevenueIncrease $6.50 million (2007)[1]
Owner(s)News Corporation (1994 (1994)–2013 (2013))
21st Century Fox (2013 (2013)–present)
Parent20th Century Fox
Websitewww.foxsearchlight.com

Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1994, is an American film distribution company within the Fox Entertainment Group, a sister company of the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox. It specializes in US distribution of independent and British films, alongside dramedy and horror as well as non-English-language films, and is sometimes also involved in the financing of these films.

From 1982 to 1985, prior to the creation of Searchlight, Fox previously released independent films and specialty releases under the banner of 20th Century-Fox International Classics, later renamed 20th Century-Fox Specialized Film Division, then TLC Films. The most notable of the releases under these banners include Bill Cosby: Himself, Eating Raoul, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Reuben, Reuben, and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.[2]

In 2006, a sub-label, Fox Atomic, was created to produce and/or distribute genre films. Its first release was Turistas. Fox Atomic closed down in 2009.

As is the case with Fox's television unit, all copyright notices of programming produced by a Fox-related company (with some exceptions) bear the copyright of the overall film studio, i.e. "© (respective year) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation".

Fox Searchlight's Slumdog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 81st Academy Awards as well as a further 7 Academy Awards. Other Fox Searchlight films receiving Best Picture nominations include The Full Monty, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Tree of Life, The Descendants and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Slumdog Millionaire is also Searchlight's largest commercial success, with over $377 million (US) of box office receipts, against a production budget of only $15 million.

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The Fox Searchlight Pictures logo is quite similar to the regular 20th Century-Fox logo, with even Alfred Newman's "fanfare music" accompanying it.

List of releases[edit]

1990s[edit]

Release dateFilm titleBudgetGross (worldwide)
August 9, 1995The Brothers McMullen$23,800$10,426,506
March 22, 1996Girl 6$4,939,939
June 14, 1996Stealing Beauty$4,722,310
August 23, 1996She's the One$3.5 million$9,538,948
October 11, 1996Looking for Richard$1,408,575
November 8, 1996The Secret Agent$106,606
February 21, 1997Blood and Wine$26 million$1,094,668
February 28, 1997Smilla's Sense of Snow$35 million$2,372,903
March 28, 1997Love and Other Catastrophes$250,000$294,212
April 11, 1997Paradise Road$2,007,100
May 16, 1997The Van$712,095
June 6, 1997Intimate Relations$53,662
July 23, 1997Star Maps$661,465
August 13, 1997The Full Monty$3.5 million$257,938,649
October 31, 1997The Ice Storm$18 million$8,038,061
December 31, 1997Oscar and LucindaAUD16 million$1,897,404
April 24, 1998Two Girls and a Guy$1 million$2,057,193
May 1, 1998Shooting Fish$375,261
May 21, 1998Slums of Beverly Hills$5 million$5,502,773
June 12, 1998Cousin Bette$1,295,144
July 17, 1998Polish Wedding$692,588
October 2, 1998The Impostors$2,198,044
November 20, 1998Waking Ned Devine$3 million$55,257,450
February 26, 199920 Dates$60,000$541,636
March 26, 1999Among Giants
April 26, 1999A Midsummer Night's Dream$11 million$16,071,990
September 10, 1999Best Laid Plans$7 million$27,816
September 10, 1999Whiteboyz$38,738
October 8, 1999Boys Don't Cry$2 million$11,540,607
October 29, 1999Dreaming of Joseph Lees$12,044
December 26, 1999Titus$20 million$2,007,290

2000s[edit]

Film titleRelease dateBudgetGross (worldwide)
The Closer You GetFebruary 25, 2000
Soft FruitMarch 17, 2000
Chinese CoffeeSeptember 2, 2000
Woman on TopSeptember 22, 2000$8 million$10,194,274
BootmenOctober 6, 2000$21,172
QuillsNovember 22, 2000$17,989,227
Kingdom ComeApril 11, 2001$7 million$23,396,049
Sexy BeastJune 13, 2001£3 million ($4.9 million)$10,045,677
The Deep EndAugust 8, 2001$2 million$10,031,529
Waking LifeOctober 19, 2001$3,176,880
Super TroopersFebruary 15, 2002$1.2 million$23,182,223
Kissing Jessica SteinMarch 13, 2002$1 million$10,013,424
The Good GirlAugust 7, 2002$5 million$16,856,124
One Hour PhotoAugust 21, 2002$12 million$52,223,306
Brown SugarOctober 11, 2002$8 million$28,316,451
Antwone FisherDecember 19, 2002$12.5 million$23,367,586
Bend It Like BeckhamMarch 12, 2003£3 million ($4.9 million)$76,583,333
L'Auberge espagnoleMarch 21, 2003£5.01 million ($8.2 million)£24.4 million
The Good ThiefApril 2, 2003$25 million$5,756,945
The Dancer UpstairsMay 2, 2003$5,227,348
28 Days LaterJune 27, 2003£5 million ($8.2 million)$82,719,885
Garage DaysJuly 18, 2003$32,500
Lucia, LuciaJuly 25, 2003€3.3 million ($4.7 million)$267,495
Le DivorceAugust 8, 2003$12,991,996
ThirteenAugust 21, 2003$2 million$10,128,960
In AmericaNovember 26, 2003$25,382,911
The DreamersFebruary 6, 2004$15 million$15,121,165
Club DreadFebruary 27, 2004$8.55 million$7,565,807
Never Die AloneMarch 26, 2004$3 million$5,923,000
Johnson Family VacationApril 7, 2004$12 million$31,462,753
Napoleon DynamiteJune 11, 2004$400,000$46,118,097
The ClearingJuly 2, 2004$12,520,799
Garden StateJuly 28, 2004$2.5 million$35,825,316
I ♥ HuckabeesOctober 1, 2004$22 million$20,072,172
SidewaysOctober 22, 2004$16 million$109,706,931
KinseyNovember 12, 2004$11 million$16,918,723
MillionsMarch 11, 2005$11,782,282
Melinda and MelindaMarch 18, 2005$20,085,825
Separate LiesSeptember 16, 2005$923,347
Roll BounceSeptember 23, 2005$17,500,866
Bee SeasonNovember 11, 2005$14 million$6,856,989
The RingerDecember 23, 2005$40,442,437
Imagine Me & YouJanuary 27, 2006$2,635,305
Night WatchFebruary 17, 2006$4.2 million$33,899,078
The Hills Have EyesMarch 10, 2006$15 million$69,623,713
Thank You for SmokingMarch 17, 2006$6.5 million$39,323,027
Phat GirlzApril 7, 2006$3 million$7,403,491
WaterApril 28, 2006$10,422,387
Little Miss SunshineJuly 26, 2006$8 million$100,523,181
Trust the ManAugust 18, 2006$10 million$7,353,118
ConfettiSeptember 15, 2006$4,903,131
The Last King of ScotlandSeptember 27, 2006$6 million$48,363,516
Fast Food NationNovember 17, 2006$2,209,322
The History BoysNovember 21, 2006£2 million$13,401,952
Notes on a ScandalDecember 25, 2006£15 million$49,752,391
The NamesakeMarch 9, 2007$12 million$20,138,836
I Think I Love My WifeMarch 16, 2007$11 million$13,196,245
28 Weeks LaterMay 11, 2007$15 million$64,238,440
OnceMay 16, 2007€130,000 ($160,000)$20,710,513
WaitressMay 25, 2007$2 million$22,179,430
Day WatchJune 1, 2007116.2 RUB ($4.2 million)$38,862,712
JoshuaJuly 6, 2007$482,355
SunshineJuly 27, 2007£20 million$32,017,803
The Darjeeling LimitedOctober 26, 2007$17.5 million$35,078,918
Hotel ChevalierOctober 26, 2007
The SavagesNovember 28, 2007$9 million$10,642,023
JunoDecember 5, 2007$6.5 million$231,411,584
La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)March 19, 2008$23,311,391
Young@HeartApril 9, 2008$7,097,002
Street KingsApril 11, 2008$20 million$65,572,887
The Onion MovieJune 3, 2008
ChokeSeptember 26, 2008$3.4 million$3,982,459
The Secret Life of BeesOctober 17, 2008$11 million$39,947,322
Slumdog MillionaireNovember 12, 2008£9.2 million ($15 million)$377,910,544
The WrestlerDecember 17, 2008$6 million$44,703,995
NotoriousJanuary 16, 2009$20 million$40,484,427
Miss MarchMarch 13, 2009$4,591,629
My Life in RuinsJune 5, 2009$17 million$20,455,276
(500) Days of SummerJuly 17, 2009$7.5 million$60,722,734
AdamJuly 29, 2009$3.2 million$2,549,605
Whip ItOctober 2, 2009$15 million$16,633,035
AmeliaOctober 23, 2009$40 million$19,642,013
Gentlemen BroncosOctober 30, 2009$10 million$118,492
Crazy HeartDecember 16, 2009$7 million$47,405,566

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox Searchlight Pictures Company Profile". 
  2. ^ Tzioumakis, Yannis (2012). Hollywood's Indies: Classics Divisions, Specialty Labels and the American Film Market, pp. 55-58. Edinburgh University Press.

External links[edit]

Film titleRelease dateBudgetGross (worldwide)
My Name Is KhanFebruary 12, 2010$8.4 million$42,345,360
Our Family WeddingMarch 12, 2010$21,409,028
Just WrightMay 14, 2010$12 million$21,570,263
CyrusJune 18, 2010$7 million$9,923,855
Never Let Me GoSeptember 15, 2010$15 million$9,455,232
ConvictionOctober 15, 2010$12.5 million$9,710,055
127 HoursNovember 5, 2010 (limited); November 24, 2010 (wide)$18 million$57,335,230
Black SwanDecember 3, 2010$13 million$329,398,046
Cedar RapidsFebruary 11, 2011$6,861,102
Win WinMarch 18, 2011$10,831,173
Dum Maro DumApril 22, 2011INR200 million ($4.4 million)INR495 million ($11 million) (Every logo found in 1991 to 2012)
The Tree of LifeMay 27, 2011$32 million$53,173,563
The Art of Getting ByJune 17, 2011$1,430,241
Snow Flower and the Secret FanJuly 15, 2011$6 million$1,645,327
Another EarthJuly 22, 2011$200,000$1,297,710
MargaretSeptember 30, 2011$6.2 million$46,495
Martha Marcy May MarleneOctober 21, 2011$2,900,625
The DescendantsNovember 16, 2011$20,000,000$177,243,185
ShameDecember 2, 2011$6.5 million$7,017,793
Sound of My VoiceApril 27, 2012$424,088
The Best Exotic Marigold HotelMay 4, 2012$10 million$136,836,156
Lola VersusJune 8, 2012$440,200
Beasts of the Southern WildJune 27, 2012$21,099,278
Ruby SparksJuly 25, 2012$9,128,263
The SessionsOctober 19, 2012$1 million (approx.)$9,138,338
HitchcockNovember 23, 2012$23,570,541
StokerMarch 1, 2013$12 million$9,356,992
TranceApril 5, 2013$20 million$22,068,964
The EastMay 31, 2013$2,374,320
The Way, Way BackJuly 5, 2013
Enough SaidSeptember 18, 2013
Baggage ClaimSeptember 27, 2013
12 Years a SlaveOctober 18, 2013$20 million
The Grand Budapest HotelMarch 7, 2014
Dom HemingwayApril 4, 2014
BelleMay 2, 2014
Animal Rescue2014
Birdman2014