Disney's (DIS) Monster University took in $82M over the weekend to beat estimates for its North...

Disney's (DIS) Monster University took in $82M over the weekend to beat estimates for its North American debut. The Pixar Studio movie has also recorded $54.5M in 35 international markets.
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  • deercreekvols
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    I wonder if Goldman Sachs might want to reconsider that downgrade from last week.
    ESPN is only a part of what Disney is all about.
    What is Goldman Sachs angle on this one?
    24 Jun 2013, 09:55 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    The movie division and theme parks are def. knocking cover off the ball....
    24 Jun 2013, 11:44 PM Reply Like
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    What people DONT KNOW about The Movie Business is evident here....REMEMBER...Don't believe Press Releases !


    Why ‘Monsters U’ Skewed Younger Than Previous Pixar Toons
    5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »


    Pixar arguably is the most grown-up animation brand out there — but not this weekend.


    Only 27% of the moviegoers who went to see “Monsters University,” the 14th film from the Disney-owned toon shop, were single adults, couples and teenagers. That’s a surprisingly modest share, especially since the film wound up grossing an impressive $82.4 million domestic opening, the second-highest debut for a Pixar film (behind “Toy Story 3″).


    Moreover, Pixar films normally can rely upon non-family auds to goose grosses.


    “Toy Story 3,” for instance, amassed a record-setting $110 million this same weekend in 2010, of which non-families contributed 33%. The three-quel benefited from a 15-year lapse after the first “Toy Story’s” release. Last year’s “Brave” also attracted an older audience, with 34% of its $66 million debut coming from non-family auds.


    What made “Monsters University” less appealing to non-families? For starters, the toon has had mixed critical response, which may have discouraged some single adults. »


    - Andrew Stewart




    IF DIS is so hot because of these dismal returns, WHY did it lose .029 yesterday ???? Hmmmmmmmmm ?
    25 Jun 2013, 02:48 AM Reply Like
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