The Fox Studio Lot, located in Century City in Los Angeles, is the home of 20th Century Fox Studios. This studio is known for producing some of the most popular movies that the world has ever seen.
Fox Studios has had a huge impact on Hollywood and the world of cinema in general. Movies like Alien, Cleopatra, and Avatar were all born from Fox Studios, and these movies have changed the way that producers around the world approach filmmaking.
Fox Studios has continued to produce incredible movies right up until 2019. These are some of the most popular movies produced by the studio in the last 20 years.
Development for the movie Avatar began in 1994, but it wasn’t released until 2009. The incredible amount of detail and depth of this movie reshaped the world’s understanding of what a film could be.
Not only was Avatar a feat of animation and design, but it also dealt with a number of important themes. In its short runtime, Avatar provides a powerful commentary on political themes like imperialism and militarism, as well as dealing with religious, spiritual, and cultural themes such as racism, environmentalism, and mythology.
Ice Age, released in 2002, was originally intended to be a 2D animated film, but was eventually adapted to be the first full-length, 3-D animated film by Blue Sky. The comedy, voiced by popular stars like Ray Romano and John Leguizamo, tells the story of a mammoth, a sloth, and a saber-toothed tiger as they travel through the extreme environments of the last ice age.
Star Wars: Episode 1 (The Phantom Menace)
Star Wars: Episode 1 marked the movie that brought the epic Star Wars trilogy back to the big screen. Episode 1 was the first episode in the ‘second trilogy’ that explained the history of the infamous Star Wars world prior to the events of the first three movies.
The film, released in 1999, was released 16 years after the previous Star Wars installment and is chronologically set 32 years before the events of the original film.
Despite receiving mixed reviews at first, Star Wars: Episode 1 became the highest-grossing film of 1999 and the second-highest-grossing film worldwide behind Titanic.
Deadpool, released in 2016, is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The development of Deadpool began in 2004 and was released 12 years later. After its release, the film achieved critical financial success.
Deadpool broke a number of records, such as being the highest-grossing R-rated film (before this record was broken by the sequel, Deadpool 2).
Star Wars: Episode VII (The Force Awakens)
Needless to say, all Star Wars films have been blockbusters. However, the two installments mentioned in this list were particularly significant.
Just like Episode I marked the beginning of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Episode VII marked the beginning of the sequel trilogy. Episode VII, as well as Episodes VIII and IX, have all been highly successful at the block office.
The Force Awakens received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, grossing more than$2 billion worldwide. This makes it the top-grossing sequel to be released in North America.