According to Variety, starting with 20th Century Fox's Robots, which chalked up $128 million in domestic box office, the movies will flow to HBO, its Cinemax sibling and their 13 multiplex channels throughout this year and into 2007.
HBO gets the year's biggest U.S. grosser in Fox's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (at $380.3 million), as well as Warners' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($289.7 million), plus four others that each pocketed more than $200 million: U's King Kong, New Line's Wedding Crashers, and Warners' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Begins.
The five other $100 million-plus grossers in 2005 that HBO will pick up are: Fox's Fantastic Four, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Walk the ; DreamWorks' Madagascar; and U's The 40 Year-Old Virgin
"All of the planets have converged for HBO, which has chosen the right movie studios to do output deals with," said Bob Levi, a TV consultant and former president of worldwide planning and acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting.
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