10 Highest-Grossing Book Adaptations
These are the ten highest-grossing book adaptations.
Hollywood it is known to have been making money from films based on books such as best-selling novels, little-read potboilers, and even unpublished manuscripts.
And it’s the same thing as making a movie without having a book to base your action on it, sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.
But most of the times the films based on books tend to have more success than the ones that are not, and I’m talking box office success.
Some of the examples will be The Maze Runner book series, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and the rest we will find out next!
N10. Life of Pi: $609 Million
The Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel written by Yann Martel and published in 2001.
It is the story of the protagonist, Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel, an Indian boy who survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
The book, which was sold more than ten million copies worldwide, was rejected by at least five London publishing houses before it was accepted by Knopf Canada.
Because the novel won so many awards, it had to turn it into a movie. Life of Pi the movie grossed over $22 million in box office in its first week, add that will the book sells and you’ll end up to a bit over $600 million.