January 15, 2012 |
A Westwood office building occupied by 20th Century Fox Studios and other entertainment industry tenants was sold for $39.5 million to Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, brokers said. The financial services company bought 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., also known as Santa Monica Comstock Plaza, from a joint venture of Cambra Realty & Angelo Gordon, brokerage Madison Partners said. The 101,000-square-foot building was completed in 1984 at Santa Monica Boulevard and Comstock Avenue near what is now the Westfield Century City shopping center.
March 3, 2013 |
Warner Bros.' New Line division may be let down over the underwhelming opening of its big-budget "Jack the Giant Slayer," but the company has something to celebrate: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" crossed the $1-billion milestone Sunday. The first in Peter Jackson's 3-D film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 kids novel is the 15th film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office. The filmmaker's "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" is also a member of the club, as the 2003 release ended up with a staggering worldwide tally of $1.1 billion.
March 24, 2009
Sales in the U.S. and Canada: Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each venue Source: Media by Numbers *--* Movie 3-day gross Venues Average Weeks Total (studio) (millions) per venue (millions) 1 Knowing $24.6 3,332 $7,384 1 $24.6 (Summit) 2 I Love You, $17.8 2,711 $6,570 1 $17.8 Man (Paramount) 3 Duplicity $14.0 2,574 $5,425 1 $14.0 (Universal) 4 Race to Witch $12.8 3,187 $4,012 2 $44.5 Mountain (Disney) 5 Watchmen $6.8 3,510 $1,938 3 $98.1 (Warner Bros.) 6 The Last House $5.
May 7, 2012 |
The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year. " Once ," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw its box-office gross for the week ending May 6 rise to $707,302 from $609,412 in the previous week, according to data provided by the Broadway League. The musical's attendance rose more than 9% from the previous week to reach 93% capacity.
November 23, 2012 |
Big hair and big '80s rock hits are what makes the musical " Rock of Ages " so retro fun. The show is set to come to the Venetian in Las Vegas starting Dec. 18, and Cyber Monday brings this box-office sale: two-for-one tickets for future performances. The deal: The musical will be performed at the Sands Theatre at the Venetian Tuesdays through Fridays and on Sundays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The show, which has a play list of rock anthems including "We Built This City" and "Don't Stop Believin'," tells the story of the quest for musical success circa 1987.
December 28, 2010 |
If Hollywood learned anything at the box office in 2010, it's to be grateful for the higher price charged for 3-D movie tickets. Total movie ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada are projected to end the year slightly below last year's record of $10.6 billion. Many in the movie industry consider that good news, given the tough economy and the way the industry's revenue can swing widely based on the popularity of its releases. But from another angle the picture is more troubling.