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In Pictures: What financial reports reveal about movie studios

Companies with movie studios have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here's a look at reports for selected movie industry companies and the films that buoyed them:

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On Oct. 26, 2012, Comcast Corp., which owns Universal Pictures, said revenue from its filmed entertainment business grew 24 per cent to $1.4-billion (U.S.), driven by the strong box-office performance of ‘Ted’ and (above) ‘The Bourne Legacy.’

AP Photo

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On Nov. 1, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported that net income grew 24 per cent thanks to the box-office success of ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.’

© 2012 DreamWorks Animation LLC

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Also Nov. 1, Sony Corp. reported its Sony Pictures Entertainment unit got a boost from the strong performance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ offset by the less successful ‘Total Recall.’

© 2011 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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On Nov. 6, 20th Century Fox owner News Corp. said its filmed entertainment business saw operating income grow 15 per cent, thanks to the box-office performance of ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ The recent quarter also benefited from increased digital revenue related to the timing of content available on Netflix.

20th Century Fox/AP

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On Nov. 7, Time Warner Inc. reported the Warner Bros. studio had a strong quarter with the release in theatres of the latest Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ The recent quarter also saw an increase in video-on-demand revenue.

Ron Phillips/© DC Comics

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‘The Avengers’ is likely to have boosted profits at The Walt Disney Co., which reports earnings Nov. 8.

Zade Rosenthal/© 2011 Marvel

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