Iron Man 3 Outsold the Entire Book-Publishing Industry

Ran across this from another blog that I follow, it broke my heart a little. That’s alright though, I love movies too!

Math with Bad Drawings

Recently, I wanted some reassurance that I’m not the only gung-ho movie-watcher (I went to Iron Man 3 and Star TrekInto Darkness opening weekend) and lazy reader (still haven’t read new books by Nate Silver or Junot Diaz, despite lusting after them in bookstores – the books, that is, not the authors, cuties though they are).

Anyway, I craved a good statistic, and I found it: On May 3rd (the day I saw Iron Man), more Americans bought tickets to Iron Man 3 than bought books. I mean all books. Combined.

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