We all know that the App Store is popular. However, most of us don’t know how much it takes to achieve fame on the App Store. For an App to make the top ten, they must reach around 4,000 downloads a day. If they want to be part of the top-grossing, they have to reach over $47,000 a day.
That’s a lot of money. The data comes from app analytics company Distimo, which tallied up the May download numbers to figure out what the top apps pulled in. Keep in mind that the $47,000 number is only to make the top ten. That means number 10 pulled in almost $50,000 a day.
For free apps, it took about 72,000 downloads a day to reach number 10.
It’s pretty amazing how much some of these apps much make each day. There is plenty more data if you’re interested in getting some more in-depth numbers at AppleInsider.