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The Cash Register

Putting a finger on the pulse of the money that really matters

SEINFELD Amount reportedly forked over by TBS to continue airing reruns through 2011 $200+ million

RIO DE JANEIRO Projected cost to build the world's sixth Guggenheim Museum in the Brazilian city $130+ million

PANAMA CITY BEACH What TV crews -- including MTV -- spent on production packages in the spring-break hot spot $5,730,000

STUART WEITZMAN Price of the designer's ruby-studded stilettos, originally fashioned for the 2002 Oscars, at Harrods £1 million

ARTISAN What the DVD distributor paid to advertise some of its 7,000+ titles including T2: Extreme Edition on a race car $900,000

MICHAEL JACKSON Alleged overdue design fees on the King of Pop's proposed Las Vegas Neverland Estate $77,818.92

TOP THRILL DRAGSTER Cost per vertical foot to construct the world's tallest roller coaster at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park $59,523.81

PAUL RUDD The Friends guest star's winning charity auction bid for a rare bottle of the Glenlivet 1959 Limited Release Scotch $850

MATRIX SUNGLASSES Suggested retail price of Blinde's special-edition eyewear modeled after the film's futuristic shades $240

THE INDIANA JONES TRILOGY Expected price of the digitally remastered four-DVD set, due out Nov. 4 $49.95

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints
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