Hugh Jackman onstage at the CinemaCon 2017 20th Century Fox presentation at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 20th Century Fox showing clips for its upcoming films at CinemaCon, FOX News notching record ratings, Fox Searchlight setting a release date for “Patti Cake$” and more.


What’s better than three “Avatar” sequels? Four of them. At the end of 20th Century Fox Film’s CinemaCon presentation today, filmmaker and driving force behind the first “Avatar” film James Cameron made a surprise appearance and announced that there will be four sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time, one more than previously announced. The sequels are scheduled to hit theaters Christmas 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023.