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Disney is poised for an earnings lift from 'Star Wars' amid angst over ESPN

Disney is poised for an earnings lift from 'Star Wars' amid angst over ESPN

Walt Disney Co.'s "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is expected to cross the $2-billion mark at the box office this week, becoming just the third film to reach that lofty plateau.

The blockbuster space opera is the opening act in a multiyear push by Disney to infuse its various businesses with the "Star Wars" brand, generating billions of dollars in revenue for the Burbank entertainment giant.

Investors and analysts have cheered the plans, but that hasn't yet translated to gains on Wall Street. Amid a wider market downturn, Disney's stock has declined 19% in the last three months, the steepest drop among rivals Time Warner Inc., 21st...

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