Whether the force is with The Walt Disney Co. or not, investors remain fearful that its ESPN division will drag the stock further.
The entertainment giant reported first-quarter earnings that easily beat estimates on both top and bottom lines, and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" "had a lot to do with this big, positive surprise," according to Zacks Investment Research firm.
"The movies are killing it, recently we had 'Star Wars;' this weekend we'll have 'Zootopia,' " Barton Crockett, a senior research analyst at FBR Capital Markets told CNBC, adding that new business ventures such as the opening of a Shanghai theme park are growth catalysts.
The analysts acknowledged, however, that while "half of Disney is going gangbuster; the other half is mixed."
The Disney stock rose 2 percent on Thursday.