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

By Eric Kohn
Updated May 23, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Da Vinci Code: Simon Mein

The grand total of big-screen deaths this season, through May 21:

4,044 *

Films included this week:

THE DA VINCI CODE
How’d they die? A casualty breakdown:
STABBED 3
SHOT 5
NECKS BROKEN 1
INCINERATED 1
KILLED IN CAR CRASHES 3
HEADS BASHED 1
POISONED 1
Total 15

SEE NO EVIL
A casualty breakdown:
EATEN BY DOGS 1
CHOKED ON CELL PHONES 1
CRUSHED BY ELEVATOR DOORS 1
IMPALED 1
HACKED BY AX 1
HOOKED 3
CRUSHED BY BED 1
FELL 1
Total 10

OVER THE HEDGE
Casualty breakdown:
ELECTROCUTED 1
Total 1

(* 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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