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'Star Wars' lifts Disney as US stocks dip

Dec 28 2015 16:55

New York - Disney shares jumped on "Star Wars" record ticket sales and Amazon gained on higher holiday subscriptions as US stocks opened lower Monday in the first session of a holiday-shortened week.

Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17 480.84, down 71.33 points (0.41%).

The broad-based S&P 500 fell 8.51 (0.41%) to 2 052.48, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 17.73 (0.17%) to 5 030.77.

Disney rose 1.1% as its blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," passed the $1bn mark in ticket sales in record time.

Amazon tacked on 0.7% as it announced adding three million customers to its Prime subscription service worldwide in the third week of December as it capped a record holiday season.

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