For the first quarter, ended Dec. 30, net income was more the double, buoyed by gains from the sale of interests in E! Channel and Us Weekly for $1.1b. Excluding that transaction revenue, Q1 revenue was up 10% to $9.7b and earnings per share were up $0.15 over the prior year to $0.50 a share.
The movie studio had operating income of $604m over $128m last year.
Outlook for the coming year is strong with another Pirates sequel and other Pixar productions do for release.
Profits for the media divisions rose to $750m, up 24%.
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