Thursday, August 07, 2014

One Billion

Another banner quarter.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” pushed Walt Disney Studios over the $1 billion mark domestically this week.

Overseas, Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Marvel has continued to reap dividends, with the film arm hitting $2 billion in international ticket sales. The results mean that Disney has now surpassed Warner Bros. as the second-highest studio in terms of market share. ...

This is the ninth consecutive year that Disney has crossed $1 billion domestically and the fifth year in a row it has passed $2 billion. Disney said it’s the fastest it has reached those numbers.

The studio managed to hit these lofty heights without a release from one of its best-performing brands, Pixar. ...

Marvel turns out to be one of Robert Iger's value purchases. Marvel's flock of super heroes has made the subsidiary the Pixar of live-action, with release after release opening at #1.


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