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By The Numbers

January 04, 1988| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

1987's five biggest-grossing films:

Beverly Hills Cop II (Paramount) $153.6 million

Platoon (Orion) $137.9 million

Fatal Attraction (Paramount) $123.5 million

The Golden Child (Paramount) $79.8 million

The Untouchables (Paramount) $76.2 million

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The 1987 TV season's five most popular shows (Sept. 21 -- Dec. 20):

The Cosby Show (NBC) 29.1 rating/46 share

A Different World (NBC) 26.6/42

Cheers (NBC) 25.0/39

Night Court (NBC) 23.9/37

Growing Pains (ABC) 23.1/35

Source: A.C. Nielsen Co.

1987's five biggest-selling live pop acts:

Pink Floyd, on Sept. 23-25, in Toronto $2.825 million

Genesis, May 30-31, E. Rutherford, N.J. $2.297 million

Billy Joel, May 1-9, E. Rutherford, N.J. $2.209 million

Bob Seger, seven nights in Feb.-Mar., Detroit $2.088 million

David Bowie, Aug. 2-3, E. Rutherford, N.J. $2.065 million

Source: Billboard

1987's two highest-priced paintings sold at auction:

Vincent van Gogh's "Irises," sold on Nov. 11 $53.9 million

Van Gogh's "Sunflowers," sold on Mar. 30 $36.2 million

Source: auction houses, Artforum magazine

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