Tom Clancy
Author Tom Clancy's bestselling books had several spheres of influence in film, television and video games. (David Burnett / Associated Press / June 23, 2010)
Tom Clancy, the prolific thriller author who died Tuesday at age 66, leaves behind a wide-ranging legacy in entertainment.
His wildly successful books -- many of which centered on Jack Ryan, Clancy's fictional CIA agent -- had several spheres of influence in film, television and video games.
Here is a round-up of figures that illustrate the breadth of Clancy's clout.   
100 million: Estimated number of books in print.
17: Total count of No. 1 New York Times bestsellers
Four: Theatrical feature films based on Clancy's books. Each title debuted at No. 1.
Here are box office totals for all of the Clancy films, not adjusted for inflation, compiled by 
  • "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). Global gross: $193.5 million.

  • "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Global gross: $215.7 million.

  • "Patriot Games" (1992). $178.1 million. 

  • "The Hunt for Red October" (1990). $199.2 million. (ticket prices lower, attendance higher)
$786.5 million: Total global box office gross for Clancy-based movies. 
$45 million: The amount the Paris-based Ubisoft Entertainment paid to acquire Clancy's video game company Red Storm Entertainment Inc. in 2000. 
76 million: Copies of Clancy-brand video games sold.
Here are sales figures for the notable video game franchises, provided by Ubisoft: 
  • "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell": 27 million copies.
  • "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six": 25 million copies.
  • "Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon": 24 million copies. 
$5,000: Amount for which Clancy sold his first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," to the Naval Institute Press. (NYT). 
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