Top Grossing Films Based On Books

The wonderful thing about blogging is that when a subject interests you, you have a perfect excuse to research it and tell everyone else what you find. For any other bookworms out there, this is one that will definitely be worth a gander.

So, in particular order, here are the top grossing films of all time based on a book (out of the top 100). Sorry folks, I did leave out comic books. I’m talking about words to screen here. This list is NOT adjusted for inflation. That’s another list for another day.

So here we go…

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2) (number four overall)
2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (number six overall)
3. Alice in Wonderland (number 13 overall)
4. Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone (number 15 overall)
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1) (number 17 overall)
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (number 19 overall)
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (number 20 overall)
8. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (number 21 overall)
9. Jurassic Park (number 24 overall)
10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (number 25 overall)
11. The Hobbit (number 28)
12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (number 29 overall)
13. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (number 31 overall)
14. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (part 2) (number 35 overall)
15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (number 39 overall)
16. The Da Vinci Code (number 45 overall)
17. The Chronicles of Narnia (number 48 overall)
18. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (part 1) (number 52 overall)
19. Twilight Saga: New Moon (number 53 overall)
20. Twilight Saga: Eclipse (number 55 overall)
21. Hunger Games (number 57 overall)
22. The Lost World (Jurassic Park) (number 71 overall)
23. Casino Royale (James Bond) (number 75 overall)

Obviously there are some trends (ahem–Harry Potter), but what I can see is that people like to have their imagination stretched. I predict the future Hunger Game films and Roth’s Divergent series will be up there soon!

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