Friday, May 01, 2015

Oncoming Bonanza

Youngest child just rushed out to see a new movie. No prizes for guessing which one.

Avengers: Age of Ultron clocking toward the highest opening single day of all-time with $94M-$97M, blowing away previous champ 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II which made $91.07M. That figure includes the $27.6M from Thursday night shows. Opening FSS for Ultron still speeding toward an all-time bow. ...

All the companies that Diz Co. has purchased over the last eleven years have turned into busy little United States mints. Pixar, Marvel, and (quite soon) LucasFilm.

And this weekend?

Disney shares are up 0.83% to $109.62 in afternoon trading on Friday, the session after the company's highly anticipated 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron' movie dominated the Thursday night box office to the tune of $27.3 million, placing it sixth all time for Thursday night preview debuts. ...

Used to be that Warner/DC made all the cool caped crusader movies. Now Disney/Marvel appears to have a wholelotta big franchises of its own. (That $4 billion Marvel purchase is paying off big time.)


Sean Wickett said...

That $4B is looking like garage sale money in hindsight.

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