By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures, Variety.
With Spider-Man 3 making hand over fist at the theaters, Sony has already found a way to make a little more by selling the rights to the film for television. After a fierce bidding war, FX was the network to come out on top.
FX Webs In Spider-Man 3
The finalized fee between Sony and FX won't be decided until the film closes out in domestic theaters. If the film is able to gross $400 million or more in US theaters, than FX will have to pony up $33 million for rights to the film for a five-year window. To help make even more skrilla, Sony has given itself three separate windows within the FX window to sell the picture to one or more other networks -- something that could earn the film another $7 to $10 million. Lots and lots of money. Capiche?
The purchase of Spider-Man 3 fits into FX's recent formula of purchasing action-oriented theatrical releases. These types of films pull in the best demo for advertisers.
FX will be able to start airing Spider-Man 3 in 2009.