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Soaring Disney Studios hopes for $7bn fairytale ending to its year

Its systematic buying spree to acquire franchises and talent has now put the company in sight of a global box-office record What do you get if you cross a handful of superheroes with the Death Star and a forgetful fish? Box office gold. Walt Disney Studios is tipped to amass a record $7bn (5.6bn) in

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How Russian, Chinese and Indian film-makers are taking on Marvel

From Chakra the Invincible to, er, Pancake Man, meet the new global superheroes giving the US studio a run for its money When news broke earlier this year that Marvel were not, contrary to excited reports, pursuing a new TV series based on the cult superhero Captain Britain, there rose a tumult of distress from