Disney really needs that force right now as its stock continues to dip amid ESPN controversy.
Despite smashing cinema records over its opening weekend for Disney "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," investors remain skeptical. The stock dropped about 1 percent Monday; it's down nearly 13 percent from its 52-week high.
"The proportion of revenues that Disney's been deriving from its cable nets, including ESPN, has been declining relative to the studios," Rich Tullo, senior financial analyst, Albert Fried & Co., said to CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Monday.
But Tullo holds a new hope for the mega business and says that even if Disney cable nets go down as much as 3 percent, the decline will be offset by growth, which he pegs at "between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, owing to Star Wars and other films."
Investors got skittish about Disney earlier this year, after the media company admitted to a loss in cable subscribers.