Hercules: A 98 Pound Weakling?By
On-screen, animators have turned him into a hero for the '90s. But Hercules is proving too feeble at the box office to prop up Walt Disney's stock price. Since the press hoopla before the June 27 release of Hercules, Disney shares have fallen from 83 1/8 to 78 1/16 on July 8. Other summer blockbusters have overpowered Hercules, which generated just $50.5 million in its first two weeks. Analysts think it could eventually gross $100 million--but that's a far cry from the $313 million that The Lion King generated in 1994.
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