Theme parks drive otherwise flat quarterly profit for Disney

Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Disney Tuesday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped in large part by revenue and profit gains at its global empire of theme parks. Those gains were enough to counteract weakness in the movie business. The park and resorts unit of Disney posted the fastest revenue growth, 7%, of any of the company's five divisions.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:03 AM

Well, if their movies weren't so weak their weakness wouldn't be so weakified.

Thank god for theme parks.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:11 AM

Have you seen that there is a Cars spinoff called Planes coming within the next week or so? It was not made by Pixar either. Something seems to be wrong with them lately.

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:54 AM
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:02 AM

Pixar is Disney.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:12 AM

Technically Pixar is a subsidiary of Disney, while Planes is being made by DisneyToon Studios, a Division of Disney. But John Lasseter is producing this and produced Cars 1 & 2.

Planes was supposed to be direct to video done by Disney with no Pixar involvement. It evolved into the theater release that comes out soon.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:55 PM

And I guess that was really my point. If Lasseter is involved, I don't think it's going to suck.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2:07 PM

It will be like Days of Thunder after Top Gun. Except in reverse. Cars then planes instead of planes then cars.

Last edited by GoBucks89, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2:26 PM
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 3:19 PM

Cars 2 sucked, and Planes doesn't look interesting. I suppose I should reserve judgment until I see it, but Lasseter's involvement doesn't automatically equal greatness.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 3:22 PM

I'd love to have his track record of failure.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 3:43 PM

Yes, as would I.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 7:44 PM

I can't wait for the Lone Ranger 2 to come out.

(ducks)

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