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TOP 10 BOX OFFICE CHAMPS

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $1,129,200,000

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) $1,060,600,000

3. The Dark Knight (2008) $1,001,800,000

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $968,700,000

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) $958,400,000

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) $937,000,000

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) $926,000,000

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $925,200,000

9. Shrek 2 (2004) $902,500,000

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) $892,200,000

Worldwide grosses as of 12/14/09.

Source: Worldwideboxoffice.com

BESTSELLING ALBUMS OF THE DECADE

1. The Beatles: 1 11,448,000

2. 'N Sync: No Strings Attached 11,111,000

3. Norah Jones: Come Away With Me 10,523,000

4. Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP 10,195,000

5. Eminem: The Eminem Show 9,789,000

6. Usher: Confessions 9,697,000

7. Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory 9,637,000

8.Creed: Human Clay 9,487,000

9. Britney Spears: Oops!...I Did It Again 9,184,000

10. Nelly: Country Grammar 8,458,000

Source: Nielsen SoundScan

MOST GOOGLED CELEBRITIES

2001 Britney Spears and Eminem

2002 Jennifer Lopez and Eminem

2003 Britney Spears and David Beckham

2004 Britney Spears and Orlando Bloom

2005 Paris Hilton and Howard Stern

2006 Britney Spears and Steve Irwin

2007 Britney Spears and Ron Paul

2008 Sarah Palin and Barack Obama

2009 Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson

No data is available for the year 2000.

Source: Google

HIGHEST-RATED TV SHOWS OF THE DECADE

1. American Idol Tuesday, 2005-2006 17.7

2. American Idol Wednesday, 2006-2007 17.5

3. Survivor II, 2000-2001 17.4

4. American Idol Wednesday, 2005-2006 17.3

5. American Idol Tuesday, 2006-2007 17.1

6. Survivor, 1999-2000 17.0

7. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Tuesday, 1999-2000 16.3

8. American Idol Tuesday, 2007-2008 16.1

9. American Idol Wednesday, 2007-2008 15.9

10. American Idol Tuesday, 2004-2005 15.7

Ratings indicate percentage of U.S. households tuned in.

Source: The Nielsen Company

AMAZON.COM'S BESTSELLERS OF THE DECADE

2000 Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling

2001 Who Moved My Cheese?

Spencer Johnson

2002 Good to Great

Jim Collins

2003 Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling

2004 The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

2005 Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling

2006 Good to Great

Jim Collins

2007 Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling

2008 Breaking Dawn

Stephenie Meyer

2009 The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown

Source: Amazon.com

81 MILLION

Number of copies of The Da Vinci Code in print worldwide.

Source: Random House