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  • Reality TV Shows Spawn American Collectible Craze Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 5:29 PM ET
    Storage Wars

    A new bargain-hunting culture has emerged, where Americans of all incomes look for antiques  in pawn shops and flea markets — even their own attics and basements.

  • Investing In The Big Screen Can Be A Profitable Story Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Hangover

    If you haven't enjoyed the stock market's plot line in recent years but you're still able to stand the suspense—then you might want go to the movies. While some 60 percent of the movies produced each year are box- office flops, those that do resonate with viewers can generate a pretty penny for investors.

  • The Producers

    By most accounts, investing in the theater is high on the risk scale, but there are opportunities to make a respectable return on your investment. And there's always the perks.

  • Playing The Celebrity-Guitar Market Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Though the condition of the instrument and the rarity of the model are also important, an interesting history is the key determining factor in the world of collectible celebrity guitars.

  • Ten Most Valuable Musical Instruments Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    You might say these instruments are money to the ears of savvy collectors and investors. Musical instrument can be a valuable asset: guitars can sell for hundreds and thousands of dollars; violins in the millions. An instrument’s worth is determined by its history and its rarity, so it’s not unusual to see a Stradivari violin that was owned by Itzhak Perlman at the same auction as a partially melted electric guitar that Jimi Hendrix set on fire. It’s also not unusual to see both instruments sell

    An instrument’s worth is determined by its history and its rarity. Find out which instruments have sold for the highest prices at auction houses.

  • 15 Biggest Broadway Hits of All Time Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Broadway is a It is estimated that only 20 to 30 percent of Broadway shows turn a profit, but the ones that do can mean big money for producers and investors. According to the industry’s trade association, Broadway grossed more than $1 billion in the 2009-2010 season. Attendance reached nearly 12 million, topping that of the ten professional New York and New Jersey sports teams put together. So which Broadway productions have been the biggest moneymakers of all time? CNBC enlisted the help of th

    It is estimated that only 20 to 30 percent of Broadway shows turn a profit, but the ones that do can mean big money for producers and investors.

  • The 15 Most Profitable Movies of All Time Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
    A profitable movie doesn’t just do well at the box office. for example, is the highest-grossing movie of 2010 so far, with a worldwide take of over $600 million. However, its budget was $200 million, meaning that it has only made three times its investment. Even the mighty  the second highest grossing film of all time, could only realize a 900% return on its budget.What follows is a list of the 15 most profitable movies of all time, based on worldwide box office receipts. These movies made back

    A profitable movie doesn’t just do well at the box office, it makes back its money over and over again. Some came out of nowhere, surprising everyone with their performance.

  • Music & Movie Memorabilia Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated. Click through to see some items that stir up memories and make money

    Whether it’s a concert ticket, a costume or a custom-made piece of jewelry, if it bears the mark of someone famous, the item’s value is likely to be inflated.

  • Avatar movie character

    In an age of celebrity and fame, Hollywood might seem like a great place to make money fast, but while the payoffs in major film production can be massive, so can the losses.

About Entertainment

  • For investors who enjoy the arts and a good show, there's money to be made--and lost--in music, theatre and film. After all, the show must go on.

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