May 8, 2018 / 8:09 PM / 14 days ago

Disney revenue rises 9 pct as 'Black Panther' shines at box office

May 8 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported a 9.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, powered by the box-office success of superhero movie “Black Panther” as well as higher attendance and spending in its theme parks and resorts business.

Net income attributable to Disney rose to $2.94 billion, or $1.95 per share in the second quarter, from $2.39 billion, or $1.50 per share.

Disney, which is buying some of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s TV and film units, said total revenue rose to $14.55 billion from $13.34 billion.

Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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