Da Vinci tops 100,000 despite film critics

<p>The second highest grossing worldwide film opening of all time produced the highest weekly sale by a novel since Christmas 2004, as Dan Brown fans flocked to the shops in the seven days to 20th May. Despite widespread critical panning, $224m was paid in cinemas for those eager to be the first to see the film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, and sales of the two Corgi mass market editions rose by 66.5% to a massive 106,083 copies sold in the week.

Discounting was rife--the new tie-in edition sold its 71,933 copies at an average selling price of just &#163;3.95, compared to &#163;4.51 for ...

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