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4:14 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 9:07 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: Hurricane Ralph.

The movie "Wreck-It Ralph," opened to the largest weekend ever for an animated Disney film, bringing in almost $50 million.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

That despite storm damage from Sandy, forcing hundreds of theaters in New York and New Jersey to close - as it turned out, with many schools also closed by the storm on Friday, "Wreck It-Ralph's" opening day. Families flooded available theaters that were open to take in the tale of a destructive video game villain seeking redemption.

INSKEEP: One Disney executive said parents and kids were looking for a cure from cabin fever - also, a little escapism.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

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