Viacom's (VIAB) Paramount Pictures cashes in on a 2005 distribution deal with Disney's (DIS)...

|About: Viacom Inc. (VIAB)|By:, SA News Editor

Viacom's (VIAB) Paramount Pictures cashes in on a 2005 distribution deal with Disney's (DIS) Marvel that gives it a clean 8% of the sales that smash-hit The Avengers churns out in theaters, DVDs, and eventually on the Internet. The well-received superhero flick has already sold over $640M worth of tickets - including a powerful $200.3M opening weekend in the U.S.