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Will ''The Da Vinci Code'' be a box office hit?

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

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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