The statistic is mind-blowing: Over $4 billion in ticket sales for Warner Bros. alone from its 2009 worldwide box office. In the U.S. alone, the company raked in more than $2 billion. The staggering numbers were revealed recently when ShoWest announced that it will present the Achievement Award to the company at the final night’s banquet and awards ceremony March 18 as the four-day convention wraps up at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas.
A huge number of A-list movie stars not only representing Warner’s upcoming films, but many celebrities and executives from other movies as well. Expect award parties daily, starting March 15.
Film awardees already announced: Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer, who will be awarded Showest’s Stars of Tomorrow. Katherine Heigel, right, is being tapped as Female Star of the Year. Jerry Bruckheimer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sam Worthington will be vetted as Male Star of the Year. Many, many more will be honored at the Las Vegas movie convention.