Sans Spidey, Sony sputters

Amdur, Meredith
January 2004
Daily Variety;1/29/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 23, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the impact of the multi-billion dollar franchise film "Spider Man" to the financial performance of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Announcement by the company of a sales and profit drop for the three months to December 31, 2003; Proposed launch of "Spider Man 2" in July 2, 2004 and several television productions; Comments of Sony chief financial officer Rob Weisenthal regarding the popularity of "Spider Man"; Details of Sony's financial performance; Forecast by the company of a profit growth for 2004.


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