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TOP 5 BEST SELLING SINGLES 50m 2. Candle in the Wind by Elton John (1977) 33m 30m 4. Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets (1954) 25m 22m TOP 5 BEST SELLING ALBUMS 51m 49m 45m 44m 5. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf (1977) 43m 1. White Christmas by Bing Crosby (1942) 3. Silent Night by Bing Crosby (1935) 5. Volare by Domenico Modugno (1948) 1. Thriller by Michael Jackson (1982) 2. Back In Black by AC/DC (1980) 3. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (1973) 4. The Bodyguard by Whitney Houston (1992) TOP 10 BEST SELLING SINGLE-VOLUME FICTION BOOKS* C.S. Lewis J.R.R. Tolkien ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY Agatha Christie J.K. ROWLING CAO XUEQIN H. RIDER HAGGARD 10 Don Quixote Charles Dickens J.R.R. TOLKIEN 7 7 7 4 5 2 3 5 1 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605) 315m copies A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 200m copies The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein (1954-55) 150m copies The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (1937) 140.6m copies The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943) 140m copies Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997) 140m copies And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939) 100m copies Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin (1754) 100m copies She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (1887) 100m copies The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) 85m copies *Non-religious or compulsory political work. Some figures estimated due to historical and/or global gaps in data 52 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE TOP 5 LONGEST RUNNING WEST-END SHOWS* 1 2 3 4 5 TOP 5 LONGEST RUNNING BROADWAY SHOWS* 1 2 3 7493 4 7304 5 6680 The Mousetrap since Nov 1952 26,077 performances Les Misérables since Oct 1985 12,265 performances The Phantom of the Opera since Oct 1986 11,934 performances The Woman in Black since Jan 1989 10,643 performances Blood Brothers since Aug 1988 / closed Nov 2012 10,013 performances The Phantom of the Opera since Jan 1988 11,383 performances Chicago since Nov 1996 7709 performances Cats since Oct 1982 / closed Sep 2000 performances The Lion King since Nov 1997 performances Les Misérables since March 1987 / closed May 2003 performances *BOTH AS OF JUNE 2015

TOP 10 HIGHEST SELLING ARTWORKS OF ALL TIME 0m Gauguin When Will You Marry? (1892) sold in 2015 0m Cézanne The Card Players (1880s) sold in 2011 9m Picasso Women of Algiers (1955) sold in 2015 MOST PURCHASED VIDEO GAMES System: Wii Sold: 83m 7. Tetris (1989) System: Game Boy, Game Boy Colour Sold: 35m 2. Wii Sports (2006) 3. Minecraft (2009) System: All Sold: 65m 8. Wii Sports Resort (2009) System: Wii Sold: 33m 1. Tetris (2006) System: Mobile Sold/paid downloads: 100m 4. GTA V (2013) Systems: Various Bonus fact: There exists an algorithm that, in theory, will let you play one game of Tetris forever System: NES Sold: 40m Sold: 52m 5. Super Mario Bros. (1985) 9. New Super Mario Bros. (2006) Nintendo DS Sold: 31m System: Wii Sold: 36m 6. Mario Kart Wii (2008) System: Wii Sold: 29m 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii TOP 5 HIGHEST EARNING VIDEO GAMES 5m Picasso The Dream (1932) sold in 2013 2m Bacon Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969) sold in 2013 0m Pollock No. 5 (1948) sold in 2006 8m De Kooning Woman III (1953) sold in 2006 5m Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) sold in 2006 m Van Gogh Portrait of Dr Gachet (1890) sold in 1990 .1m Renoir Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1890) sold in 1990 1. World of Warcraft (2004) - bn-plus. Bonus fact: This is more than any blockbuster film TOP 3 MOST EXPENSIVE STOLEN ARTWORKS 0m Vermeer “The Concert” (1664) stolen in 1990, still missing 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) - .5bn 3. Mario Kart for Wii (2008) - .4bn m Van Gogh “Poppy Flowers” (1887) stolen in 1977 and again in 2010 m Van Gogh “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” (1882) stolen in 2002 4. Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) - .35bn 5. Wii Play (2006) - .25bn THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 53

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Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.

In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.


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