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Updated from 2:25 pm with leak confirmation news.

Activision Blizzard Inc.'s (ATVI) earnings were leaked by Dow Jones News Wire early Thursday, with reports of Q1 revenue topping $1.7 billion. 

Activision later released its earnings, with revenue of $1.9 billion. Analysts originally projected the company to post revenue of $1.32 billion.

After the brief pop in afternoon trading, shares were down about 2%. 

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Trading on ATVI resumed after the leak froze the shares. Shares ended the day at $66.82, a decline of 2.3%.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO)   finished up 0.21% to $105.10 and Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)  was up 1.03% to $120.17. 

"We do not comment on our stock price," said a spokesperson for Take-Two Interactive.

The release was initially posted on Dow Jones News Wire, but the report has not yet been verified by Activision.