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 and 12 Years a Slave have both won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 81st Academy Awards and 86th Academy Awards respectively, as well as a further 7 Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire and a further 2 Academy Awards for 12 Years a Slave. 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)Notes
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$257,938,649Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
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)Notes
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$2,720,302
QuillsNovember 22, 2000$17,989,227Winner of the National Board of Review Award for Best Film.
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$109,706,931Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
KinseyNovember 12, 2004$11 million$16,918,723Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
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$39,323,027Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Phat GirlzApril 7, 2006$3 million$7,403,491
WaterApril 28, 2006$10,422,387
Little Miss SunshineJuly 26, 2006$8 million$100,523,181Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
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$231,411,584Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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)$377,910,544Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
The WrestlerDecember 17, 2008$6 million$44,703,995Winner of the Golden Lion
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$60,722,734Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
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]

Release dateFilm titleBudgetGross (worldwide)Notes
February 12, 2010My Name Is Khan$8.4 million$42,345,360
March 12, 2010Our Family Wedding$21,409,028
May 14, 2010Just Wright$12 million$21,570,263
June 18, 2010Cyrus$7 million$9,923,855
September 15, 2010Never Let Me Go$15 million$9,455,232
October 15, 2010Conviction$12.5 million$9,710,055
November 24, 2010127 Hours$18 million$57,335,230Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
December 3, 2010Black Swan$13 million$329,398,046Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Nominee of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
February 11, 2011Cedar Rapids$6,861,102
March 18, 2011Win Win$10,831,173
April 22, 2011Dum Maro DumINR200 million ($4.4 million)INR495 million ($11 million) (Every logo found in 1991 to 2012)
May 27, 2011The Tree of Life$32 million$53,173,563Winner of the Palme d'Or.
Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
June 17, 2011The Art of Getting By$1,430,241
July 15, 2011Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$6 million$1,645,327
July 22, 2011Another Earth$200,000$1,297,710
September 30, 2011Margaret$6.2 million$46,495
October 21, 2011Martha Marcy May Marlene$2,900,625
November 16, 2011The Descendants$20,000,000$177,243,185Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
December 2, 2011Shame$6.5 million$7,017,793
April 27, 2012Sound of My Voice$424,088
May 4, 2012The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$10 million$136,836,156
June 8, 2012Lola Versus$440,200
June 27, 2012Beasts of the Southern Wild$21,099,278Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
July 25, 2012Ruby Sparks$9,128,263
October 19, 2012The Sessions$1 million (approx.)$9,138,338
November 23, 2012Hitchcock$23,570,541
March 1, 2013Stoker$12 million$9,356,992
April 5, 2013Trance$20 million$22,068,964
May 31, 2013The East$2,374,320
July 5, 2013The Way, Way Back
September 18, 2013Enough Said
September 27, 2013Baggage Claim
October 18, 201312 Years a Slave$18 million$178,136,446Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
November 27, 2013Black Nativity$17.5 million$7,454,185
March 7, 2014The Grand Budapest Hotel€23 million$105,842,000
April 4, 2014Dom Hemingway
May 2, 2014Belle

Upcomings[edit]

Film titleRelease date
I OriginsJuly 18, 2014
CalvaryAugust 1, 2014
The DropSeptember 19, 2014
BirdmanOctober 17, 2014
WildDecember 5, 2014
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2March 6, 2015

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.

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