LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co.’s profit for the third quarter beat analyst estimates but revenue failed to meet expectations, despite a surge in profit from ‘‘The Avengers.’’
Net income rose 24 percent to $1.83 billion, or $1.01 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 93 cents per share.
Revenue rose 4 percent to $11.09 billion, short of the $11.32 billion expected by analysts.
Disney’s movie studio was behind much of the revenue miss, although the Marvel superhero epic ‘‘The Avengers’’ helped boost profit in the segment. Studio revenue was almost unchanged from a year earlier at $1.63 billion, but less than the $1.77 billion analysts expected.
Studio profits jumped to $313 million from $49 million a year earlier.
Revenue from TV businesses such as ESPN and ABC rose 3 percent to $5.08 billion.
Parks and resorts revenue grew 9 percent to $3.44 billion. The segment benefited from a full quarter of operations of its newest cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy, and higher attendance at its parks in Anaheim, Calif. Last year, parks results were hurt by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.