Just Wait Till Valiant Comes out

Now I don’t want to be a party pooper, because I know Disney’s already been saved and all, but has anybody else noticed that through July of this year, Disney is in sixth place for movie studio market share, or in other words, last place among the major Hollywood studios. On top of that, in 2005 they’ve released more movies (16) than any of the top five studios (Fox, WB, Universal, Sony, Paramount). Their sixteen films have grossed a combined total of $380 million domestically, or an average of just under $24 million each. To put that a bit into perspective, Pixar’s last two films for Disney — FINDING NEMO (2003) and THE INCREDIBLES (2004) — had a domestic gross of $601 million (an average of $300.5 million per film). On the bright side, just imagine how much worse things would be right now if Roy hadn’t saved the studio.