Author: FRANK PALLOTTA, CNN BUSINESS

'Joker' expected to break box office records

"Joker" looks poised to break the record for an October release, but controversy over the villainous character's similarities to real-life mass shooters might dissuade some people from seeing it. Others may use it as a reason to check out the…

Disney first studio to have five $1 billion movies in a year

"Toy Story 4" has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, Disney announced on Thursday. That makes the animated Pixar film the fifth billion dollar release for Disney this year. The studio is now the record holder for the most billion-dollar movies in a single year.