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ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2004
Source: Boxofficemojo.com Los Angeles Times *--* Movie 3-day Total Venues Average Weeks (Studio) Gross (Millions) Per Venue 1 The Village (Buena $50.7 $50.7 3,730 $13,604 1 Vista) 2 The Bourne Supremacy $24.2 $98.8 3,180 $7,599 2 (Universal) 3 The Manchurian $20.0 $20.0 2,867 $6,982 1 Candidate (Paramount) 4 I, Robot (Fox) $10.4 $115.0 3,204 $3,231 3 5 Spider-Man 2 (Sony) $8.6 $344.4 3,001 $2,870 5 6 Catwoman (Warner Bros.) $6.4 $29.8 3,117 $2,067 2 7 Harold & Kumar Go to $5.5 $5.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2004
Weekend box office Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL VENUES AVGVENUE WEEKS GROSS (MILL.) 1Collateral $24.7 $24.7 3,188 $7,748 1 (DreamWorks) 2The Village $16.5 $85.6 3,733 $4,412 2 (Buena Vista) 3The Bourne Supremacy $14.4 $124.6 3,304 $4,355 3 (Universal) 4The Manchurian Candidate $10.5 $38.0 2,867 $3,672 2 (Paramount) 5Little Black Book $7.1 $7.1 2,445 $2,894 1 (Sony) 6 I, Robot $6.5 $126.9 2,806 $2,322 4 (Sony) 7Spider-Man 2 $5.4 $354.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Product placement apparently isn't cutting it in the movie business anymore. Not satisfied, say, with a mere passing shot of a mega-star munching a Whopper, Burger King is developing a film whose main character lives above one of its burger franchises, according to a story in this week's Advertising Age, a trade magazine. No, it's not a horror film. And it's also not going to be what would seem the natural sequel to 2004's nutty teenage comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor David Krumholtz, known for his role as Professor Charlie Eppes on the TV series "Numb3rs," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,175,000. The gated property, called El Castillo, includes more than 4,000 square feet of living space, an elevator, hand-carved living room ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms Designed for entertaining, the 1985 Spanish-style house has outdoor entertaining space and a spa. Krumholtz, 32, starred in the CBS crime drama from 2005 to 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2004 | R. Kinsey Lowe
With an estimated take of $50.8 million, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" delivered Disney's best debut of the year by far, more than double the biggest of its previous 2004 openings, "Miracle" ($19.4 million). Relishing the break in a streak of disappointments, Disney execs also pointed out the figure was a company best for a movie opening in July, surpassing even the $46.6-million first weekend for last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
BUSINESS
June 11, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where to eat dinner used to be a relatively simple choice: Either head to the grocery store to pick up the fixings or make tracks to a restaurant. But the line between groceries and eateries is blurring as more restaurants try to build revenue by selling their most popular menu items in grocery stores.
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 1997 | KAREN DARDICK
Clair Martin, rose curator for the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, recommends the following varieties of roses for Orange County gardens: Coastal * 'Abraham Darby'--soft pink with apricot * 'Charlotte'--soft yellow * 'Dove'--white * 'Golden Celebration'--golden yellow * 'Huntington's Hero'--pale pink to yellow * 'L.D.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Fast-food eateries are in the throes of drive-through Darwinism as more upscale upstarts, such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread Co., grab market share from the likes of Taco Bell, Subway and Wendy's. Chains that are fancier than fast-food options but cheaper than sit-down alternatives are part of a hybrid sector known as fast-casual that is maturing into one of the food industry's strongest. That category is tapping into growing demand for more healthful, specialty foods that are still speedily served and moderately priced.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2006 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
Few moments are more exhilarating for a screenwriter -- you know, other than that whole artistic breakthrough thing -- than becoming a millionaire off a mere pitch. And few moments are more miserable than being told that, well ... the studio has, uh, changed its mind. When Geoff Rodkey ("Daddy Day Care," "RV") shopped around his idea for a "Scary Movie"-like parody of the family film genre back in mid-April, he was in a particularly strong position.
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