Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen” is poised to reclaim the top spot in ticket sales in its seventh weekend in theaters, a rare event in a business where hit films lose their first-place rankings after a couple of weeks.
“12 Years a Slave,” the film about a free black man kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War south, was crowned best picture of 2013 in an Oscars ceremony where the thriller “Gravity” led with seven awards.
Walt Disney Co. opens the Cars Land attraction in Anaheim, California, to the public today, part of its largest investment ever in the theme-park unit. The implications are broad for both earnings and succession at the world’s largest entertainment company.
Walt Disney Co.’s “Planes,” a low- cost animated feature that began life as a direct-to-DVD project, is shaping up as a potential moneymaker for theaters in a summer marked by slow sales for big-budget films.