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Who's going back to the movies? So far, not everyone

Nov. 11, 2021 10:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The movies are clawing their way back in theaters, but, so far, not everyone is showing up like they used to. While certain segments of moviegoers are closer to pre-pandemic levels, older moviegoers and family audiences have been slower to return....

Disney returns to profit in 4Q, but streaming gains slow

Nov. 10, 2021 17:49 PM EST

The Walt Disney Co. returned to a quarterly profit as it once again got a bump from reopened parks, but subscriber gains to its Disney+ streaming service slowed. Disney had closed or limited capacity at its theme parks during the pandemic, weighing on revenue. The parks...

Alan Horn, longtime film executive, to retire from Disney

Oct. 11, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Horn, the film executive who helped turn Walt Disney Studios into the most powerful movie studio in Hollywood and whose 50-year career has touched films from from “When Harry Met Sally..." to “The Dark Knight," is retiring. Disney announced...

'Shang-Chi' blasts Labor Day records with $71.4M debut

Sep. 05, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On what's traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent...