It just got released but Variety is reporting that FX has snapped up the basic cable right to 20th Century Fox's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

The license deal will last for four years. The price tag for this term?

12% of the films domestic gross.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian will start running on FX in 2011.

So far the movie has picked up $70 million domestically. The feeling is if the film goes past $200 million FX might end up spending more than $24 million.

FX recently picked up the cable rights to Star Trek, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which comes out on June 24.

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Evan Jacobs