Disney has made some wise acquisitions in recent years, bringing such crowd-pleasing powerhouses as Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm into their fold. These investments have already paid massive dividends to the House of Mouse and the partnership hasn’t exactly hurt the acquirees. Disney seems to know not to meddle creatively with what works and nobody is better at marketing and distributing a film to maximize profits.
This year has seen a number of high profile Disney releases, such as Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 B), Finding Dory ($1.021 B), The Jungle Book ($966 M), and Zootopia ($1.023 B). Even counting such box-office duds as Alice Through the Looking Glass ($299 M), The BFG ($242 M), The Finest Hours ($52 M), and Pete’s …
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