Best-Selling Things

Can you name the best-selling thing in each of these categories?
All-time, worldwide sales unless specified
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Last updated: August 1, 2022
First submittedAugust 21, 2010
Times taken106,561
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Category
Answer
Website (most-visits)
Google
Music album
Thriller by
Michael Jackson
Musical act
The Beatles
Musical act (girl group)
Spice Girls
Book series
Harry Potter
Movie (box office)
Avatar
Fast food restaurant
McDonald's
Video game
Minecraft
Video game console
PlayStation 2
Video game franchise
Mario
Romance author
Danielle Steel /
Barbara Cartland
Category
Answer
Automobile model
Toyota Corolla
Automobile model (hybrid)
Toyota Prius
Truck model
Ford F-Series
Fruit (by dollar value, 2020)
Tomato
Crop (by dollar value, 2020)
Rice
Musical single (hint: Bing Crosby)
White Christmas
Most downloaded iPhone app (2021)
Tik-Tok
Most streamed musical act on Spotify
Drake
Airline (passengers carried, 2019)
American Airlines
Company (total revenue)
Walmart
Most streamed musical video
on Youtube
Despacito
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Level 44
May 30, 2014
I'm a little surprised about Thriller - I really thought it would be one of the Beatles albums.
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2020
Same here
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2022
Thriller is the first one I thought of. Then I’d have tried Eagles’s Greatest Hits, AC/DC’s Back In Black and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. In the discussions over many years of the best selling albums of all time, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Beatles album enter the equation.
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Level 39
Jun 23, 2015
The best selling album is the "Eagles Greatest Hits" album.
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2015
In the United States, its debated which is the best selling album. But world wide, the Eagles Greatest Hits hasn't sold as well. Thriller is the world wide best selling album.
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2018
Actually recently the Eagles Greatest Hits officially surpassed Thriller as the best selling album in the world.
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Level ∞
Jul 22, 2019
The quiz is correct.
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2022
"Greatest Hits" aren't considered Album's proper. They are a combination of favourites from several Album's so its cheating really. In the UK, Queen's Greatest Hits could be considered as the best selling album but Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is the best selling proper album.
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Level 70
Aug 11, 2022
Oh wait, looking back at that comment, I think 2018 was the year that the Eagles Greatest Hits became the best-selling album in the United States specifically, which is why I got confused. My bad :P
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Level 28
Jul 9, 2016
I thought the airline one was Delta. When I saw the results which said it was American Airlines, I instantly thought of home alone. Anyone else think of that?
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2016
Should update for Force Awakens
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Level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/
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Level 17
Oct 30, 2017
I have never heard of a Toyota corolla. It should have been a ford fusion or something Atleast a ford cause ford is the best
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Level 58
Aug 2, 2022
Lol toyota is more popular in a lot of places
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Level 87
Aug 8, 2022
Found Off Road Dead is an old nickname.
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Level 49
Aug 11, 2022
Fix Or Repair Daily is another nickname!
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2022
@RedWingsFan71 - Are you American? Take your blinkers off :)
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Level 72
Aug 11, 2022
Aww bless your heart
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Level 57
Aug 11, 2022
It’s not a very popular car outside of the US
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Level 46
Aug 14, 2022
Well, Toyotas are ubiquitous outside the USA, so there's that...
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Level 64
May 31, 2019
Minecraft has overtaken Tetris and is now the best selling game of all time!
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2019
you need to pay for that?? wow, where do all those 12 yo olds get the money?
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Level 58
Aug 2, 2022
It is not that expensive and it is a one time pay
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Level 37
Nov 5, 2020
Michael Jackson's Thriller is no longer #1. Eagles Greatest Hits is the new #1.
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Level ∞
Aug 1, 2022
No
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Level 89
Aug 1, 2022
With current estimates being around 50M for Thriller v 41M for Eagles for the main markets, possibly as high as 70M worldwide for Thriller it is still easily the highest selling. The US sales for these are 34M (Thriller) and 38M (Eagles') as of Aug 2022 but it doesn't say it is limited to US sales.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2022
For all the debate, no one is actually citing a source. What/who is the ultimate authority on best selling albums?
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Level 87
Aug 1, 2022
Isn't Baby Shark the most streamed Youtube video of all time?
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Level ∞
Aug 1, 2022
Yes. Baby Shark will work now. Not sure it's a music video.
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Level 87
Aug 8, 2022
Even after hearing it 35.7 trillion times, I am not sure either.
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Level 88
Aug 1, 2022
I was certain Avengers:Endgame was correct, but after taking the quiz I read that some kind of re-release in China actually gave Avatar back the title.
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2022
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_fiction_authors seems to put Barbara Cartland above Danielle Steel.
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Level 87
Aug 1, 2022
Looking at that list it would also be interesting to know whether the Poirot books alone outsell the Harry Potter series (it seems very likely), and if they should be considered a book series.
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Level ∞
Aug 1, 2022
Not ahead of, but only slightly behind. Cartland will be accepted now.
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Level 81
Aug 2, 2022
I didn't even think of Poirot when doing the quiz, and I can't find a source for just Poirot sales, but it's difficult to see how they could be behind Harry Potter if the Wiki list is roughly accurate. It has Christie selling about four times as many books as Rowling, and something like 40% of her books are Poirot books (they say 85 books total - there are 33 Poirot novels and some short story collections). Admittedly, her single best-selling book is not Poirot, but that one only accounts for about 5% of her total sales.
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Level 58
Aug 2, 2022
Surprised that tiktok is more downloaded than whatssapp
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Level 78
Aug 2, 2022
I typed "grape" for the fruit question and "Tomato" popped in. Is that a mistake? Or are we talking grape tomatoes? Or are grapes and tomatoes neck-n-neck in the sales arena?
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Level ∞
Aug 2, 2022
Grape is second after tomato. I wanted to prevent "tomato is a vegetable" whining.
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Level 87
Aug 8, 2022
Cue grape wine.
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2022
Tomato is definitely a fruit QM. I've got your back ;)
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Level 46
Aug 14, 2022
Too bad you wanted to avoid whining, 'cause you're getting it.

The tomato is a fruit in botany, not in commerce or cooking.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643188/vegetables-that-are-actually-fruits

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Level 50
Aug 11, 2022
Why is Baby Shark a type in for Despacito?
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Level 65
Aug 11, 2022
quizmaster is apparently "unsure if it's a music video" despite it obviously being a music video
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Level 38
Aug 11, 2022
Isn't the film that has sold the most tickets at the box office Gone with the Wind? Obviously due to inflation, cinema ticket prices were much higher for Avatar than Gone with the Wind.
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Level 72
Aug 11, 2022
Yep.

Here's the real top ten:

1. Gone with the Wind

2. Star Wars

3. The Sound of Music

4. E.T

5. Titanic

6. Ten Commandments

7. Jaws

8. Dr. Zhivago

9. The Exorcist

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Titanic is the only movie in the last 30 years to even break into the top 10.

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Level 50
Aug 11, 2022
I type "Baby Shark" but it turned out "Despacito" lol :)))
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Level 31
Aug 11, 2022
Yeah... I was so surprised!
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2022
please take out the patronising 'musical act (girl group)' unless you're going to specify 'boy group' too. And yes I know that Beatles are the all time best sellers, not just boys, but really the thinking behind the question is still sexist.
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Level 87
Aug 11, 2022
There's nothing sexist about that question. You're making something out of nothing.
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Level 76
Aug 11, 2022
Sexist? :D
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2022
No it isn't.
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Level 46
Aug 14, 2022
Yes it is sexist.

The same way saying NBA and WBNA is sexist.

It implies that the standard is male, and the secondary category is female.

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Level 87
Aug 15, 2022
NBA was founded in 1946. WNBA was founded by the NBA itself in the late 90s. There's nothing sexist about it. Did you expect a 50 year old league to change their name to the "MNBA"?
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2022
Walmart making more than Amazon was a massive shock
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Level 76
Aug 11, 2022
Seeing the most download iPhone app makes me want to shoot myself.
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Level 79
Aug 11, 2022
Its ok you'll survive
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Level 76
Aug 11, 2022
I tried Toyota and Ford but didn't get the answers :/
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Level 48
Aug 11, 2022
i wrote baby shark, it got accepted but changed itself to despacito. explain?

lol

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Level 46
Aug 14, 2022
If you're going to call the Spice Girls a 'girl group', the The Beatles are a 'boy group'. Otherwise this is a sexist categorization.
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Level 46
Aug 14, 2022
Tomatoes may be a fruit, botanologically speaking, but they are used a a vegetable. (So are several other fruit, like, say, aubergines). So please replace with a plant that is actually used as a fruit.
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Level ∞
Aug 14, 2022
Grape is an accepted answer.