Luke and Leia and crew led the Walt Disney Co. to a record profit in its fiscal first quarter.
The Burbank company reported net income of $2.88 billion in the first quarter that ended Jan. 2. That was a 32% increase over the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose 14% to $15.2 billion.
The blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide, was largely responsible for the successful quarter, driving strong results in multiple business units.
Disney delivered earnings per share of $1.63, handily beating analysts' estimates of $1.44.
The strong numbers,...