Apotex Inc. defeated Sanofi, France’s biggest drugmaker, in an Australian patent dispute over the rheumatoid arthritis drugs Arava and Arabloc, with the country’s highest court ruling for the first time on the patentability of medical treatments for humans.
The 3-D superhero film “Green Lantern,” based on the D.C. Comics character, was the top film at U.S. and Canadian theaters this past weekend, opening with $53.2 million in ticket sales for Warner Bros.
In Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel,” Superman tries to save the world from powerful villains. His real-life task is no cakewalk either: Turn the studio’s DC Comics into a hit factory like Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel.
Warner Bros., releasing its seventh “ Harry Potter ” movie tonight, faces a task even a wizard would find daunting: replacing a series that will have rung up $7.5 billion in ticket sales by the time it ends next summer.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” may collect as much as $400 million in U.S. ticket sales, positioning Warner Bros. to come from behind and take the 2011 box office crown from current leader Paramount Pictures.