FOX Searchlight

Fox Searchlight Pictures
Subsidiary
Industry Entertainment industry
Founded Los Angeles, California, US (1994)
Headquarters Century City, Los Angeles, United States
Key people Stephen A. Gilula, Co-President
Nancy Utley, Co-President
Products Motion pictures
Revenue Increase $6.50 million (2007)[1]
Owner(s) News Corporation (1994 (1994)–2013 (2013))
21st Century Fox (2013 (2013)–present)
Parent 20th Century Fox
Website

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) read " (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.

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

1990s

Film title Release date Budget Gross (worldwide)
The Brothers McMullen August 9, 1995 $23,800 $10,426,506
Girl 6 March 22, 1996 $4,939,939
Stealing Beauty June 14, 1996 $4,722,310
She's the One August 23, 1996 $3.5 million $9,538,948
Looking for Richard October 11, 1996 $1,408,575
The Secret Agent November 8, 1996 $106,606
Blood and Wine February 21, 1997 $26 million $1,094,668
Smilla's Sense of Snow February 28, 1997 $35 million $2,372,903
Love and Other Catastrophes March 28, 1997 $250,000 $294,212
Paradise Road April 11, 1997 $2,007,100
The Van May 16, 1997 $712,095
Intimate Relations June 6, 1997 $53,662
Star Maps July 23, 1997 $661,465
The Full Monty August 13, 1997 $3.5 million $257,938,649
The Ice Storm October 31, 1997 $18 million $8,038,061
Oscar and Lucinda December 31, 1997 AUD16 million $1,897,404
Two Girls and a Guy April 24, 1998 $1 million $2,057,193
Shooting Fish May 1, 1998 $375,261
Slums of Beverly Hills May 21, 1998 $5 million $5,502,773
Cousin Bette June 12, 1998 $1,295,144
Polish Wedding July 17, 1998 $692,588
The Impostors October 2, 1998 $2,198,044
Waking Ned Devine November 20, 1998 $3 million $55,257,450
20 Dates February 26, 1999 $60,000 $541,636
Among Giants March 26, 1999
A Midsummer Night's Dream April 26, 1999 $11 million $16,071,990
Best Laid Plans September 10, 1999 $7 million $27,816
Whiteboyz September 10, 1999 $38,738
Boys Don't Cry October 8, 1999 $2 million $11,540,607
Dreaming of Joseph Lees October 29, 1999 $12,044
Titus December 26, 1999 $20 million $2,007,290

2000s

Film title Release date Budget Gross (worldwide)
The Closer You Get February 25, 2000
Soft Fruit March 17, 2000
Chinese Coffee September 2, 2000
Woman on Top September 22, 2000 $8 million $10,194,274
Bootmen October 6, 2000 $21,172
Quills November 22, 2000 $17,989,227
Kingdom Come April 11, 2001 $7 million $23,396,049
Sexy Beast June 13, 2001 £3 million ($4.9 million) $10,045,677
The Deep End August 8, 2001 $2 million $10,031,529
Waking Life October 19, 2001 $3,176,880
Super Troopers February 15, 2002 $1.2 million $23,182,223
Kissing Jessica Stein March 13, 2002 $1 million $10,013,424
The Good Girl August 7, 2002 $5 million $16,856,124
One Hour Photo August 21, 2002 $12 million $52,223,306
Brown Sugar October 11, 2002 $8 million $28,316,451
Antwone Fisher December 19, 2002 $12.5 million $23,367,586
Bend It Like Beckham March 12, 2003 £3 million ($4.9 million) $76,583,333
L'Auberge espagnole March 21, 2003 £5.01 million ($8.2 million) £24.4 million
The Good Thief April 2, 2003 $25 million $5,756,945
The Dancer Upstairs May 2, 2003 $5,227,348
28 Days Later June 27, 2003 £5 million ($8.2 million) $82,719,885
Garage Days July 18, 2003 $32,500
Lucia, Lucia July 25, 2003 €3.3 million ($4.7 million) $267,495
Le Divorce August 8, 2003 $12,991,996
Thirteen August 21, 2003 $2 million $10,128,960
In America November 26, 2003 $25,382,911
The Dreamers February 6, 2004 $15 million $15,121,165
Club Dread February 27, 2004 $8.55 million $7,565,807
Never Die Alone March 26, 2004 $3 million $5,923,000
Johnson Family Vacation April 7, 2004 $12 million $31,462,753
Napoleon Dynamite June 11, 2004 $400,000 $46,118,097
The Clearing July 2, 2004 $12,520,799
Garden State July 28, 2004 $2.5 million $35,825,316
I ♥ Huckabees October 1, 2004 $22 million $20,072,172
Sideways October 22, 2004 $16 million $109,706,931
Kinsey November 12, 2004 $11 million $16,918,723
Millions March 11, 2005 $11,782,282
Melinda and Melinda March 18, 2005 $20,085,825
Separate Lies September 16, 2005 $923,347
Roll Bounce September 23, 2005 $17,500,866
Bee Season November 11, 2005 $14 million $6,856,989
The Ringer December 23, 2005 $40,442,437
Imagine Me & You January 27, 2006 $2,635,305
Night Watch February 17, 2006 $4.2 million $33,899,078
The Hills Have Eyes March 10, 2006 $15 million $69,623,713
Thank You for Smoking March 17, 2006 $6.5 million $39,323,027
Phat Girlz April 7, 2006 $3 million $7,403,491
Water April 28, 2006 $10,422,387
Little Miss Sunshine July 26, 2006 $8 million $100,523,181
Trust the Man August 18, 2006 $10 million $7,353,118
Confetti September 15, 2006 $4,903,131
The Last King of Scotland September 27, 2006 $6 million $48,363,516
Fast Food Nation November 17, 2006 $2,209,322
The History Boys November 21, 2006 £2 million $13,401,952
Notes on a Scandal December 25, 2006 £15 million $49,752,391
The Namesake March 9, 2007 $12 million $20,138,836
I Think I Love My Wife March 16, 2007 $11 million $13,196,245
28 Weeks Later May 11, 2007 $15 million $64,238,440
Once May 16, 2007 €130,000 ($160,000) $20,710,513
Waitress May 25, 2007 $2 million $22,179,430
Day Watch June 1, 2007 116.2 RUB ($4.2 million) $38,862,712
Joshua July 6, 2007 $482,355
Sunshine July 27, 2007 £20 million $32,017,803
The Darjeeling Limited October 26, 2007 $17.5 million $35,078,918
Hotel Chevalier October 26, 2007
The Savages November 28, 2007 $9 million $10,642,023
Juno December 5, 2007 $6.5 million $231,411,584
La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) March 19, 2008 $23,311,391
Young@Heart April 9, 2008 $7,097,002
Street Kings April 11, 2008 $20 million $65,572,887
The Onion Movie June 3, 2008
Choke September 26, 2008 $3.4 million $3,982,459
The Secret Life of Bees October 17, 2008 $11 million $39,947,322
Slumdog Millionaire November 12, 2008 £9.2 million ($15 million) $377,910,544
The Wrestler December 17, 2008 $6 million $44,703,995
Notorious January 16, 2009 $20 million $40,484,427
Miss March March 13, 2009 $4,591,629
My Life in Ruins June 5, 2009 $17 million $20,455,276
(500) Days of Summer July 17, 2009 $7.5 million $60,722,734
Adam July 29, 2009 $3.2 million $2,549,605
Whip It October 2, 2009 $15 million $16,633,035
Amelia October 23, 2009 $40 million $19,642,013
Gentlemen Broncos October 30, 2009 $10 million $118,492
Crazy Heart December 16, 2009 $7 million $47,405,566

2010s

Film title Release date Budget Gross (worldwide)
My Name Is Khan February 12, 2010 $8.4 million $42,345,360
Our Family Wedding March 12, 2010 $21,409,028
Just Wright May 14, 2010 $12 million $21,570,263
Cyrus June 18, 2010 $7 million $9,923,855
Never Let Me Go September 15, 2010 $15 million $9,455,232
Conviction October 15, 2010 $12.5 million $9,710,055
127 Hours November 5, 2010 (limited); November 24, 2010 (wide) $18 million $57,335,230
Black Swan December 3, 2010 $13 million $329,398,046
Cedar Rapids February 11, 2011 $6,861,102
Win Win March 18, 2011 $10,831,173
Dum Maro Dum April 22, 2011 INR200 million ($4.4 million) INR495 million ($11 million) (Every logo found in 1991 to 2012)
The Tree of Life May 27, 2011 $32 million $53,173,563
The Art of Getting By June 17, 2011 $1,430,241
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan July 15, 2011 $6 million $1,645,327
Another Earth July 22, 2011 $200,000 $1,297,710
Margaret September 30, 2011 $6.2 million $46,495
Martha Marcy May Marlene October 21, 2011 $2,900,625
The Descendants November 16, 2011 $20,000,000 $177,243,185
Shame December 2, 2011 $6.5 million $7,017,793
Sound of My Voice April 27, 2012 $424,088
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel May 4, 2012 $10 million $136,836,156
Lola Versus May 4, 2012 $440,200
Beasts of the Southern Wild June 27, 2012 $21,099,278
Ruby Sparks July 25, 2012 $9,128,263
The Sessions October 19, 2012 $1 million (approx.) $9,138,338
Hitchcock November 23, 2012 $23,570,541
Stoker March 1, 2013 $12 million $9,356,992
Trance April 5, 2013 $20 million $22,068,964
The East May 31, 2013 $2,374,320
The Way, Way Back July 5, 2013
Enough Said September 18, 2013
Baggage Claim September 27, 2013
12 Years a Slave October 18, 2013 $20 million
Dom Hemingway April 4, 2014
Belle May 2, 2014
Animal Rescue August 15, 2014
Birdman 2014
The Tale of Princess Kaguya 2014 USA distribution only; produced by Studio Ghibli

Unreleased/cancelled

  • Being Vincent (2002)

References

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