Even the mighty James Bond doesn't know what to do with the vampire couples. With ideal Cyber Monday deals, Thanksgiving 2012 holiday is a paradise for all consumers; with anticipated fall movies, Thanksgiving 2012 holiday is the Garden of Eden for movie fans. As one of the most well-known novel based movies, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 remains to be the leader in box office ranking list, lagging Skyfall far behind. Even though some loftily expected movies have been released this week, they all failed to waver the dominance of Breaking Dawn, Part 2.
Compared to Breaking Dawn, Part 2, another novel based movie named Life of Pi is not that lucky. Even with 22 million dollars box office income in the opening weekend, Life of Pi still failed to live up to audiences' expectations. Since plenty of novel based movies tend to be made each year, it is not an uncommon story to witness a famous novel based movie suffers waterloo in movie market. For example, besides Life of Pi, another novel based movie named Cloud Atlas also disappointing the world. After all, only a few novel based movies can both earn good names in reputation and profits in box office. Therefore, this post will introduce you top five most profitable novel based movies of all time.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
As the most profitable novel-based movie of all time, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part II gained over 1.32 billion dollars in box office, created new record for single-day box office performance and even become the best July movie of all time. Of course, the great success of this Harry Potter movie is partly due to the great success of Harry Potter novels. As one of the best-selling book in Amazon, Harry Potter novels are always favored by readers of all ages. In this novel based movie, Harry Potter needs to search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes to kill the dark lord. However, after Harry knows he is one of those Horcruxes, he decides to sacrifice for his career.
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Few fantasy movies can attract the attention of Oscar and even less can be the final winner. The Return of the King is just one of those winners. As a low-budget movie, The Return of the King manages to become one of the best movies of all time, marking a perfect end to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. With over 1.11 billion dollars, this novel based movie ranks fourth as the most profitable movie of all time. The Return of the King is produced according to a famous novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien in mid 1990s. In fact, three movies of The Lord of The Ring are all made basing on the same novel. Till now, the novel The Lord of the Rings is still one of the best-selling books in the market. This novel based movie mainly deals with the final fight between human beings and Sauron's army. Frodo needs to destroy the ring while Aragorn fights the army.
3. Alice in Wonderland
As one of the well-known novels in history, Alice in Wonderland enjoys great reputations for centuries around the world. Therefore, there are various movies made on the basis of this novel. Among them, Alice in Wonderland, the 2010 movie, is probably the most successful one. Also Alice is one of the most successful 3D movies in history. With over 1.02 billion dollars in box office, this novel based movie is on the list of top 10 most profitable movies of all time. In this novel based movie, Alice travels to a wonderland after getting through a rabbit hole. When she finds the world is under the shadow of the evil Red Queen, she needs to fulfill her destiny by beating the queen with her friends.
4. The Hunger Games
As the best-selling books in Amazon, The Hunger Game trilogy beats seven Harry Potter books in a rather short time. Moreover, two sequels of The Huger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay are promising to beat Harry Potter movies in box office in the next two years. As the first movie of The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games not only becomes the best movie released in Mar, but also stirs the topic of The Hunger Games vs The Avengers. With 408 million dollars, The Hunger Games turns out to be one of the most profitable movies in 2012. As a profitable novel based movie, The Hunger Games goes along with the plot in Suzanne Collins's novel. In this movie, Katniss is one of the 24 tributes who need to fight each other to death in a fighting show of Capitol. She finally gets her survive with the help of her fellow tribute named Peeta. However, when she wins the match, she realizes it is just a start.
5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
Since its release, the novel based movie has dominated the movie market during Thanksgiving 2012 holiday. As the final movie of Twilight sage, Breaking Down, Part 2 mainly deals with the final fate of the vampire lovers. When Bella and Edward have given birth to Renesmee, the whole family needs to find a way to protect the baby from being hunted by Volturi. So far, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 has gained over 141 million dollars in domestic market in box office. Therefore, it will be just a matter of time for it to become the best and most profitable Twilight movie. However, contrary to other novel based movies mentioned above, the movie does much better than the novel in terms of influence. To some extent, the success of Twilight, the novel, can be contributed to the popularization of Twilight movies.