Sports movies, by the numbers: Do football, baseball, or car racing films earn the most?

When Draft Day hit theaters on April 11, it didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, earning under $10 million in its opening weekend. But the Kevin Costner starrer can take pride in one thing: When it comes to sports movies, football films are the all-time box office champs.

In Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Movie Preview issue, the infographic above compared the domestic grosses of almost every type of sports film made since 1980. Football films were the winner by a long shot ($1.5 billion total), with The Blind Side as the top pigskin picture ($256 million).

Get up close and personal with our infographic with this full-size version. Our favorite fact? Bobsledding movies have made $69 million — because Cool Runnings made $69 million.

–Reporting by JoJo Marshall, Keith Staskiewicz, and Andrea Towers

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