May 19, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Da Vinci Code

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
Wide Release Date
05/19/06
performer
Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Paul Bettany, Ian McKellen
director
Ron Howard
distributor
Sony Pictures Releasing
author
Akiva Goldsman
genre
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

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

162

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

12

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

0

Novels Harper Lee published after To Kill a Mockingbird

78

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

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