One of Hollywood’s most bankable filmmakers, Todd Phillips, has hoisted his lavish A-Lister estate in the coveted Flats neighborhood of Beverly Hills, Calif., on the market with a blockbuster price of $34.5 million. It doesn’t take a mathematics genius to tabulate that the asking price is exactly twice the $17.25 million that was paid to Paradigm Talent Agency chairman Sam Gores for the property in May of 2012, right in between the money-minting releases of the Phillips-written and -helmed second and third installments of “The Hangover” franchise that’s hauled in more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
Since he made “The Hangover” films, Phillips has written and directed the modestly successful film “War Dogs,” produced the smash hit “A Star Is Born,” which has hoovered up almost $450 million in worldwide gross against a production budget of $36 million, and, even more impressively, directed and produced the mega-hit “The Joker,” which has hauled in almost $1.1 billion since its 2019 release. Phillips’ handful of upcoming projects include producing the Ron Howard directed thriller “The Fixer” and the Bradley Cooper written love story “Maestro,” as well as writing and producing a much-awaited sequel to “The Joker.”
The slightly more than three-quarter-acre multi-structure compound comprises two separate parcels anchored by a sprawling Spanish Colonial mansion designed by acclaimed architect Wallace Neff and completed in 1928. With many original details carefully preserved and restored, the estate is comprehensively kitted out with all the modern-day conveniences and new-fangled luxuries to be expected in a property of this expense and magnitude, including up-to-date smart home technologies and a fearsome security system.