The Top-Grossing Book-to-Film Adaptations of All Time
What do a boy wizard, brooding vampires, and a BDSM-obsessed billionaire have in common? Well, they all star in some of the highest-grossing film adaptations in history, of course. We’ve all heard the phrase, “I’ll just wait for the movie.” Honestly, it’s something I’ve been guilty of saying when a book seemed too long or daunting to read. But there’s something cosmic that happens when the worlds of bookworms and movie geeks collide. I mean, it’s one thing to top the bestseller list, but it’s another to smash the box office charts. When a title manages to succeed at both, it’s a true mark of rich storylines and captivating characters. ดูหนังออนไลน์
Here, we’ve gathered a list of the 15 highest-grossing book-to-film adaptations based on the cumulative box office figures for each franchise. If the list were full of selects based on individual box office grosses, it would consist mostly of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings titles. Also notably absent from this list is one thing that is currently conquering the box office: superheroes. While one could argue that caped crusaders, like Batman, Superman, and Captain America, are also book-to-movie adaptations, they technically hail from comic book strips. So, we’ve decided to focus on properties that began as novels. Ahead, the most successful book-to-film adaptations of all time.
Based On: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, published in 1990.
The Films: Director Steven Spielberg has been adapting beloved novels for the big screen since the early days of his career, beginning with Jaws. But it’s his adaptation of “Jurassic Park” in 1993 that makes the cut here. The film launched an entire franchise, consisting of two direct sequels and a rebooted Jurassic World trilogy. It turns out dinosaurs equal big box office numbers because the five Jurassic films have grossed a combined $4.8 billion. A third Jurassic World film is currently in production, and upon its release will surely push the cumulative box office past the $5 billion mark.