For this year, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is set to release Thor: The Dark World, Planes, and Frozen. For 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Good Dinosaur, and the Guardian of the Galaxy are the ones to watch for. This will be further reinforced by the upcoming films of its new acquisition, Marvel, which is set to release the next sequels to the box office hit Avengers.
The maker of the all-time top grossing film
Not to be missed is Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX), formerly a part of News Corp prior to June 2013. The company is most recently famous for its Avatar film, dubbed as the top-grossing film of all time with a commanding worldwide box-office gross of $2.8 billion, surpassing the worldwide gross of Titanic at $2.1 billion. It is also the company behind numerous popular films like the X-men trilogy, the Ice Age series, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Die Hard. Just like the others, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) is well-diversified with several business segments that include the cable network, filmed entertainment, and television segments.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) recently reported a robust fourth-quarter performance with steep increase in revenue fueled by higher cable-TV fees. Full year revenue and earnings also improved over last year as a result of the combined performance of the television, filmed entertainment, and cable network groups. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) has numerous films up for release in the next few months that include Rio 2, X-men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and The Fantastic Four among others. Fox shares have gained the most among the three, rising an astounding 33.56% year-to-date.
The bottom line
In the long run, it makes sense to add these companies to your watch list. You will not only enjoy the movies that these companies produce, but your portfolio will also benefit from future box-office hits.
The article 3 Entertainment Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Emmanuel Floriann, Magto.
Emmanuel Floriann Magto has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney.
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