From Best Seller To Blockbuster
Oh, Forbes. Can't you think about anything besides money?
That said, there's a fabulous listing of the top 10 best grossing book to film adaptations. Those that apply to our realm of expertise:
Harry Potter Series
Author: J.K. Rowling
Films directed by: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell (2001-2005)
U.S. Box-Office Gross*: $1.1 billion
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Films directed by: Peter Jackson (2001-2003)
U.S. Box-Office Gross*: $1.06 billion
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Film directed by: Andrew Adamson (2005)
U.S. Box-Office Gross*: $330 million
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Author: Dr. Seuss
Film directed by: Ron Howard (2000)
U.S. Box-Office Gross*: $260 million
I was fine until I got to the last one.
I think I'm going to cry.