The movies make more money than ever. But a lot of it isn't going to traditional players or even staying in Tinseltown.
The fact that investors ignored the disappointing "Lone Ranger" box office receipts points to a couple key trends at Disney, and its studio in particular.
Entertainment executives shared insights on soaring oil prices, industry growth and more with CNBC on Tuesday.
Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.