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Significant Digits For Monday, March 28, 2016

Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Huge thanks to Neil Paine for covering for me when I was out with the all-March Madness SigDig. You can find him @Neil_Paine.


74 delegates

Preliminary estimate for the number of delegates Bernie Sanders will win in Washington, which held caucuses Saturday. We just ended the part of the campaign with a large number of caucuses, terrain that favors Sanders. But for the rest of the cycle, most of the action is in primaries, contests Sanders has done relatively poorly in. [FiveThirtyEight]


808 subscribers

Subscription count for “Tomahawk and Long Rifle,” the quarterly publication of The American Mountain Men, a club for dudes who like doing DiCaprio-in-The-Revenant reenactments. Since the films came out, the magazine has seen interest rise and says it is now fielding six or eight new subscriptions per day. This bolsters my plan for how to save the news business, namely having Leonardo DiCaprio make movies about subjects of struggling magazines. [The Wall Street Journal]


1,901 appearances

Judging by their comic book lives, Batman and Superman are each others’ best friend, unlike what is implied in “Batman v Superman,” their grimdark movie that came out last weekend. They’ve appeared in at least 1,901 comic books together over their respective careers — Superman hangs out with Batman almost as much as he hangs out with his girlfriend, Lois Lane. The Bat hangs out with Supes more than any individual Robin. [FiveThirtyEight]


5,532 titles

Number of titles available on Netflix in the United States on March 23 based on the count of AllFlicks, a site that catalogs Netflix’s library. That’s way down from January of 2014, when Netflix had 8,103 titles, according to AllFlicks. Part of this drop could be the result of increased competition from other streaming services. [AllFlicks]


$100 million

The nation of Jordan will get a $100 million loan from the World Bank to create jobs for Jordanians and 100,000 of its 640,000 registered Syrian refugees. Lebanon will receive a similar loan to work towards universal enrollment in school for both Lebanese and Syrian kids by next year. [The Associated Press]


$170.1 million

“Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” made $170.1 million in North America over the weekend despite reviews that ranged from tepid to scathing. It was the largest opening ever for March and also for any Warner Bros movie. [CNN]


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Walt Hickey is FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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