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So the news is that Disney will officially take over the FOX movie studio (not the TV or news channels) as of March 20.

Does this mean that the 2 X-Men movies coming this year and any future Deadpools are now officially part of the Marvel Universe film series ?
 
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Disney now owns The Simpsons, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Aliens, Predator, Die Hard, Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Home Alone, Kingsman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, 24, and The Family Guy—just to name a few.
 
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Disney now owns The Simpsons, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Aliens, Predator, Die Hard, Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Home Alone, Kingsman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, 24, and The Family Guy—just to name a few.



Repeat after me....it is not a monopoly...it is not a monopoly....it is not a monopoly.
 
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According to the article, while you will reportedly still see the famed 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of films for the next few months, it may not last forever. The studio, which has been around since 1935, has now ceased to exist.

Now only 5 major U.S. film studios remain: Disney, Paramount, Universal, Sony aka Columbia Pictures, and Warner Bros.
 
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Now only 5 major U.S. film studios remain: Disney, Paramount, Universal, Sony aka Columbia Pictures, and Warner Bros.


You would think that with these few remaining studios also buying up their own promotion and distribution groups that films would hit a profit margin much sooner and for less money than they use to.
 
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Looking back on what the Top 10 and Top 20 films of 2018 were, domestically, had the merger occurred Jan 1, 2018, Disney would have had 6 of the Top 10 movies of last year, and 9 of the Top 20. Quite a monopoly !

The other studios didn't even come close. Of the Top 20, Universal had 2, Sony had 3, Paramount had 2, Warner Bros. had 4.
 
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The whole movie system is changing and the studios are consolidating because of the rise of other networks like Netflix and Amazon and a bunch of want-to-bees to come. Youtube is getting involved. Also so much film and TV work is being independently produced that only looks for a distribution channel to get it seen.

A major studio is really only needed now when the cost is too high and the others have to pass.

Look for Disney to divvy up these acquired titles eventually. They won't want them all, so rights will be sold off on some. Some will not be continued. They will probably create certain subs for related titles and genres. Disney has been doing this for years already, they just have more of it now.
 
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Look what happened with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM). They were one of the major studios from the 1930s to 1950s. By the 1960s, they had few hits, and they actually shut down around 1972, and didn't make movies for a few years.

They reopened in 1976 (barely) and just put out low budget fare for a few years, merged with United Artists in 1982, and spent the 1980s relying upon the "James Bond", "Rocky" and "Pink Panther" films to stay afloat.

Since the 1990s, they've released just a handful of movies a year, none of them huge hits, aside from James Bond.

I don't think there have been more than 15 films total this decade with the MGM lion on it.

Goes to show how major studios can really fall over the course of time ! From # 1 to nothing.

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Repeat after me....it is not a monopoly...it is not a monopoly....it is not a monopoly.


It may not be a monopoly but it is definitely an 'EMPIRE'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47671266

I am surprised to see they make the biggest single proportion of their money from Disneyland/Disneyworld/Paris.
 
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Looking at the list of the Top 10 and Top 20 highest grossing domestic films of all time, I noticed the following:

Now that Disney owns 20th Century Fox, it owns 8 of the Top 10 films, all except Titanic and Jurassic World.

It also owns 14 of the Top 20 films. Quite amazing ! Of the 6 that it does not own, Warner Bros. has 2, Universal has 3, and Paramount has 1.
 
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Interesting bit of trivia: Zoe Saldana is in both of the top 2 highest grossing movies of all time:

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    That has to be a good feeling for her.

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    Of the Top 20 domestic films of all time, 5 are Marvel Comics related, 5 are Star Wars movies, and 3 are Disney or Pixar films. Disney owns these, plus Avatar.

    The 6 that Disney does not own are Titanic, Jurassic World, the 2 Dark Knight films, Shrek 2 and E.T. Of those 6, three of them are way down the list, # 18, 19 and 20.
     
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