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Hollywood Makes Way for the Disney-Fox Behemoth

The merger—inked for $71.3 billion—will dramatically reshape the entertainment landscape.
Source: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

The has finally arrived. The company’s merger with Fox, completed this week, will radically reshape the Hollywood movie landscape. The math reveals a staggering picture: Last year, Disney’s overall market share for the domestic box office was —placing the studio ahead of its five major competitors, not to mention a host of smaller independent companies. 20th Century Fox, a longtime rival, had the fifth-largest share (9.1 percent) and more than 1 billion dollars in grosses.

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