FX beat out competing Networks TNT/TBS, USA, and Spike for exclusive rights to air the theatrical film Spider-Man 3. If the movie makes more than $400 million at the box office, FX might have to pay upwards of $33 million just to have it on their channel.
The channel has been trying to steer clear of older syndicated shows, filling its time with action-oriented theatrical fare. The Network will first run the film in 2009. FX also had similar exclusive rights to Spider-Man 2.
Spider-Man 3 was released May 4th, 2007 and stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.