Thursday, November 22, 2012

Top Selling Books in 2012

Amidst the computer and digital revolution, books are still popular options of entertainment. No wonder more and more written media have been produced and continuously grace the entertainment industry. There are top selling books in 2012 which are ranked according to the overall and average sales offline and online. 

The list of bestselling books are based on their gross sales and category. Some of the reliable sources to check ranking includes USA Today, Publishers Weekly and the New York Times. Online shops such as Amazon also have their list of their top grossing books. Here are the most popular and most sold books with their synopsis:

1.      A Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts. This book takes on the romantic genre and tells of a compelling love story that would leave readers spellbound. It talks about the “opposites attract yet so much more” story of Ryder Montgomery and Hope Beaumont. The author takes readers to the end of the trilogy as they revisit the Inn Boonsboro.

2.     The Racketeer by John Grisham. Author John Grisham once again proved his unfading touch and talent in the world of suspense and general fiction genre. The story summary tells of the murder of four federal judges with the addition of Judge Raymond Fawcett as the fifth and latest victim. It evolves on determining the culprit and the existence of “The Racketeer” who is allegedly responsible for the murders.

3.     Fifty Shades of Grey. This romance themed book was written by E.L. James and is considered a highly controversial book due to varying readers’ reviews. It is an erotic novel and a trilogy which centres on the intimate and deepening relationships between a young business magnate named Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. There are explicit sexual and erotic scenes featuring practices such as sadism/masochism, bondage/discipline and dominance and submission among others.

4.     Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena. This book authored by Rick Riordan is a five-series novel. The youth-oriented book first debuted in October 4th 2012 and is set to be completed on 2014. It highlights the adventures of seven demigods namely Percy Jackson, Hazel, Frank, Jason, Piper and Leo. The 7th demigod is yet to be revealed.

Books enrich the mind and imagination and are certainly irreplaceable medium of entertainment. The top selling books in 2012 deal with different genre. Fiction or not, these books delve into various aspects of life from love and relationships.

Best Movies in 2012

Counting down the best movies in 2012 can be quite challenging and tricky. There are overflowing movie releases in 2012 which are relatively great and worth watching. Hence, how do you rate a great movie without biases and partiality? It is best to rate movies according to their blockbuster records and box office results. Ranking the best 2012 movies based on how they have made it in the big screen and how many people watched definitely makes sense.

Here are some of the top-grossing flicks in 2012 according to the yearly box office results and their respective synopsis:

1.      Marvel’s The Avengers. This film from Walt Disney Pictures was released in theatres in May 4th 2012 worldwide. It was written by Joss Whedon and Zak Penn and directed by Joss Whedon. The total lifetime grosses for this film is $623, 357, 910. It is a power-cast film with actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders included. It presents a team of iconic Marvel super heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow out to battle galactic enemies which threaten Earth.

2.     The Dark Knight Rises. This top grossing film was released worldwide last July 20th 2012. Warner Bros. Pictures produced this movie with Christopher Nolan in the director’s seat. It earns $447,911,148 in box office. The star-studded cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Cane, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman and Tom Hardy. It continues the story of Batman after eight years of seclusion and the tragic turn for him from hero to fugitive. This time he battles Bane, a ruthless masked terrorist and deals with a mysterious cat burglar.

3.     The Hunger Games. Earning a total of $408,010,692 in total lifetime gross, the film was released in March 23rd, 2012. It was produced by Lionsgate and directed by Gary Ross. The movie cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Stanley Tucci. It tells of a futuristic world set in once North America. It highlights on a heroine who saved her sister by taking her place in a nationally televised to-the-death competition called The Hunger Games.

There are many other best movies in 2012 topping box office including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and Skyfall. Others in the list include Snow White and the Huntsman and MIB3.