“Star Wars” Hands Disney Its Biggest Quarterly Earnings Ever

February 9, 2016, 9:36 PM UTC
"Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Chewbacca arrives at the "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California.
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Media company Walt Disney (DIS) reported a 13.8 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by the blockbuster release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Revenue rose to $15.24 billion in the first quarter ended Jan. 2 from $13.39 billion a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday.

Quarterly net income rose to a record $2.88 billion, or $1.73 per share, from $2.18 billion, or $1.27 per share, a year earlier.