The box-office-tracking firm Media by Numbers has been acquired by Boca Raton-based Hollywood.com. The firm's president, Paul Dergarabedian, who previously headed Exhibitor Relations, is joining Hollywood.com as part of the deal. Terms were not disclosed. In a statement, Hollywood.com CEO Mitchell Rubenstein said that the acquisition "creates a powerful partnership that is unique to the entertainment industry." Dergarabedian, arguably the most prominent box-office analyst, said that the combination "will allow us to realize our full potential and better showcase our services." In a separate statement to clients, Dergarabedian promised "additional enhancements that will make our data more usable and comprehensive."

10/10/2008