Every week, check our tally of how many big-screen characters have kicked the bucket in various violent ways

By Eric Kohn
Updated May 12, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The grand total of big-screen deaths this season, through May 14:

4,018 *

Films included thus far:

POSEIDON
Casualty breakdown:
DEATHS BY FALLING 2
DEATHS BY ELECTROCUTION 6
DEATHS BY BURNING 13
DEATHS BY BEING CRUSHED 1
DEATHS BY DROWNING 3,972
Total 3,994

JUST MY LUCK
Total 0

GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS
Total 0

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III
Casualty breakdown:
DEATHS BY GUNSHOT 13
DEATHS BY BEATING 1
DEATHS BY BUILDING EXPLOSION 2
DEATHS BY AERIAL VEHICLE EXPLOSION 2
DEATHS BY MOTOR VEHICLE EXPLOSION 4
DEATHS BY BEING RUN OVER 1
DEATHS BY HEAD EXPLOSION 1
Total 24

(* Summer Movie Body Count includes all movies opening on 1,000 or more screens from May 5 through Sept. 8, 2006. Only confirmed on-screen deaths are scored, and any bloodshed en masse is tallied through logical — though admittedly unscientific — estimation.)

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