I was reading the Wikipedia article on John Wayne and noticed the following quote:
Between 1926 and 1976, Wayne appeared in over 170 motion pictures, and became one of America's biggest box office stars. Only Clark Gable sold more tickets than Wayne, although the ticket prices were not commensurate since, although both actors started their careers at the same time, Gable's career height preceded Wayne's by approximately fifteen years.
Just how many tickets did these two men sell? Are they close or did Clark Gable blow him out of the water (presumably) due to the success of Gone With the Wind?