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Disney Stock Slips on Eve of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Wide Release

The Force is not quite with shareholders at the moment, despite record box office expectations

Everyone in the galaxy is buying last-minute tickets to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for opening weekend, but Disney stock is simultaneously sliding on the eve of the blockbuster’s wide release.

At closing on Thursday, Disney stock was down 1.55 percent from the previous day, to $112.03 per share on the New York Stock Exchange.

To be fair, the entire stock market seems to be currently faring about as poorly as the mega-media company. The S&P 500 Index was down 1.5 percent for the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.4 percent.

Below is a snapshot of today’s stock movement for Disney.

This photo includes a few minutes of after-market trading, which, at the time of this writing, wasn’t trending in a positive direction either:

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Disney bought Lucasfilm in October 2012, paying $4 billion for the company that previously owned the “Star Wars” franchise.