Or if "Star Wars" remained with George Lucas?
That's a grim alternate reality.
Thankfully, most popular franchises like "Star Wars", "The Avengers", and others are in the loving care of Disney, which definitely prefers quality over quantity for their movies. (Even though Disney cranks out like six blockbuster films a year).
This quarter, in particular, was a very successful because Disney just made $1.28 a share from over $12.46 billion in this quarter alone according to the Hollywood Reporter. Films like "Frozen", "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", and "Maleficent" have gained Disney a tremendous amount of popularity among all ages, something that gives the studio a leg up on most other movies.
"Frozen"'s DVD sales alone grossed about $242 million, which can only mean that the fans of this movie couldn't just settle for the songs on Itunes.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" earned about $370 million domestically and over $700 million worldwide, because c'mon everyone, we've got to love a superhero that advertises American patriotism. Except, this movie didn't really end up inspiring a lot of faith in government organizations advertising "big brother" concepts. (Side note: Hail Hydra).
"Maleficent" just finished its run in theaters and ended up bringing in $727 million, which tells you something about the movie going populace. We apparently love misunderstood anti-heroes more than actual heroes. Seriously, when I was a kid I had no idea the evil witch in "Sleeping Beauty" was going to get her own LIVE-ACTION film and be turned into an epic anti-hero.
And to think, next year Disney will be ringing in cash from "Avengers: Age of Ultron", two new Pixar films, and "Star Wars Episode VII".
Look out Google, Disney is about to challenge you for world domination.
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