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Go Figure

Will ''The Da Vinci Code'' be a box office hit? -- EW takes a look at the numbers behind the controversial film

Will Da Vinci crack the blockbuster code? Its literary predecessors may offer some logical clues.


Number of weeks The Da Vinci Code has spent on the New York Times best-seller list


Publishers who rejected John Grisham's first novel, Time to Kill


Novels Harper Lee published after To Kill a Mockingbird


Percentage of the 1911 Les Misérables budget that went to Victor Hugo's estate

$3 million

The miserable opening-weekend gross for 1990's Bonfire of the Vanities

Originally posted May 19, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints

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