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Universal movie blockbusters boost Comcast earnings

Universal movie blockbusters boost Comcast earnings

Universal Pictures' string of blockbusters, led by "Jurassic World," and "Furious 7," propelled cable giant Comcast's second-quarter earnings. The Los Angeles film studio has had a rip-roaring year, generating $2.3 billion in revenue during the April-June quarter and $422 million in operating cash flow, a measurement of profitability. The dinosaur thriller "Jurassic World" topped $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales in just 13 days, a record. It now ranks as the fourth highest earner in film history, with the high-octane "Furious 7" right behind. INDIE FOCUS: Sign up for our weekly movies newsletter "We broke a long...

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