Cable TV is feeling The Pursuit of Happyness.
In a story from Variety, they report that based on the final domestic box office gross of the hit The Pursuit of Happyness, "Turner's TNT and TBS could end up paying upward of $30 million for the first network window of Happyness and two other Columbia titles."
TNT will kick off The Pursuit of Happyness run on cable TV "starting in April 2009 as part of a four-year deal."
Other films in this agreement are Open Season and The Holiday.
TNT and TBS have also folded the "video-on-demand rights to the three titles" into the deal during their "first six months of their cable availability."
The numbers being paid for The Holiday is a little less than what is going to be paid for The Pursuit of Happyness. According to the article, Lifetime will pay "about $1.5 million for two separate one-year windows. The first Holiday window comes in the third year of the TBS deal and -- following the movie's final TBS runs -- in the sixth year of the deal."
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