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NBCUniversal fourth-quarter profit boosted by 'Minions' and dinosaurs

NBCUniversal fourth-quarter profit boosted by 'Minions' and dinosaurs

NBCUniversal roared in the fourth quarter of 2015, with robust home video sales of summer blockbuster films "Jurassic World" and "Minions," and continued gains at the NBC broadcast network and theme parks.

Parent company Comcast Corp. released its fourth-quarter results Wednesday, with revenue growing 8.5% to $19.2 billion -- beating Wall Street expectations.

Comcast's NBCUniversal unit once again flexed its operational muscle. For the quarter ended Dec. 31, NBCUniversal revenue grew 13% to nearly $7.5 billion, compared to a year earlier.

Profit increased 8.7% to nearly $1.6 billion.

NBCUniversal's profit has doubled since Comcast acquired the...

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