FX has snapped up TV rights to 2012, the disaster movie that just enjoyed a blockbuster $225 million opening weekend worldwide.
Appropriately, the Roland Emmerich-directed Sony movie will premiere on the basic cable network in the beginning of 2012.
In addition to 2012, FX has acquired another Sony film that opened at No. 1 this fall, the horror-comedy Zombieland, which will be available at the end of next year.
The license fee for both movies is said to be standard, about 12% of their domestic box office.
If 2012 crosses the $200 million mark in North America, as expected after its big $65 million opening weekend, it could fetch as much as $24 million. For the Woody Harrelson starrer Zombieland, which grossed $73 million domestically, the price tag is estimated to be $8 million-$9 million.
Hit movies, especially big, special effects-heavy disaster flicks, have done well on FX, including the Emmerich-directed disaster duo The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day.