1. The Twilight series has sold more than the Wheel of Time series, the Dark Tower series, the Song of Fire and Ice series, and the His Dark Materials series COMBINED.
2. Star Wars: Episode I has made more money than Star Wars: Episode IV.
3. Firefly lasted one season, and had terrible ratings.The Big Bang Theory is in its sixth season, and has incredible ratings.
5. The Resident Evil movies have made far, far more money than the Resident Evil video games.
6. The original Indiana Jones movies did worse in their combined opening weekends than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
7. The movie Doom made more than the video game The Ultimate Doom in the U.S.
8. The 2001 Planet of the Apes starring Marky Mark made far more than all the original films combined.
9. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.
10. 2006’s Superman Returns is the best-performing Superman film.
11. Super Mario 3 is the third most popular video game of all time. Nintendogs is second.
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