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Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Gone Girl' remains atop U.S. and Canada box office chart, (NYSE: DIS)

Ben Affleck's movie thriller "Gone Girl" dominated U.S. and Canadian movie charts for a second consecutive weekend, collecting $26.8 million in ticket sales to beat challenges from four new films that fought for moviegoer dollars. New action movie "Dracula Untold" finished second with $23.5 million while Walt Disney Co family comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" was third, earning $19.1 million from Friday through Sunday according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.Horror flick "Annabelle", last weekend's runner-up, landed in the No. 4 slot with $16.4 million."Gone Girl" stars Affleck as a writer who becomes the prime suspect when his wife, played by Rosamund Pike, goes missing. The movie is based on a best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.In "Dracula Untold" Luke Evans plays the man who eventually transforms into the famous creature of the night.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. Shares of DIS traded higher by 0.65% or $0.56/share to $86.27. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $65.78 and as high as $91.20. On average, 5859690 shares of DIS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 12675546.