Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX)(NASDAQ:FOXA) saw key releases including Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Ice Age: Continental Drift underperform at the box office in 2016. Two of those film franchises look to be taking a break for a while, but the third is set to play a big role in the company's future entertainment slate.
Click through the following slideshow for profiles on five movie franchises that are very important for Fox going forward.
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