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Prelude to a Movie

Wait for it.. Wait for it..

And so we wait. And wait. And wait.

We know how great the book we just read was, having all the elements of a good movie. So, why doesn't Hollywood know and make a movie?

Well, in some cases they have. And in return the fans have given them blockbusters.

Whatever your views are on the movie version of the book Twilight (my opinion is that the movies got better after this one), it was scenes like this one that gave to the fans, and in return fans gave back to Hollywood and made it a hit.

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And I think that many of us cannot dispute the effectiveness of

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And of course the follow-up with the 2005 MTV best kiss award. So cute:

 We love to see it. We love our beloved books come to life on the big screen.

There are so many paranormal and other genre books that we fans would love to see brought to life by a

movie. Oh, and for all you Hunger Games book fans. Hollywood listened.

From CNBC: "Distributors have long understood a successful book can translate into big money at the box office because it brings along an audience already familiar with the story, ready to see their favorite characters on the big screen.

As a result, movies based on books are hugely successful, with several of the highest grossing films of all time originating from popular novels. Some of the most anticipated movies of 2011 are based on books, including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II", "The Hunger Games" and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", to name a few. No doubt numerous films have been based on books, but the question remains: which ones have been the most successful?

With data from BoxOfficeMojo.com, CNBC.com collected the worldwide gross of all the movies that are based on books and for franchises with multiple films, then averaged box office returns in each series."
Posted 30 June 2011
By Jill Weinberger

Here are the Top 10:

1. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Worldwide gross: $1.024 billion
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

2. Lord of the Rings (3 movies)

Average worldwide gross: $971.7 million
Highest grossing film: The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King, $1.119 billion
Distributor: New Line Cinema

3. Harry Potter (7 films)

Average worldwide gross: $905.1 million
Highest grossing film: Deathly Hallows Part I, $945.5 million
Distributor: Warner Bros

4. Shrek (4 films)

Average worldwide gross: $738.9 million
Highest grossing film: Shrek 2, $919.8 million
Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures (through Universal Pictures)

5. Da Vinci Code (2 films)

Average worldwide gross: $622.1 million
Highest grossing film: The Da Vinci Code, $758.2 million
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

6. Twilight (3 films)

Average worldwide gross: $600.2 million
Highest grossing film: New Moon, $709.8 million
Distributor: Summit Entertainment

7. War of the Worlds (2005)

Worldwide gross $591.7 million
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures

8. I Am Legend (2007)

Worldwide gross $585.3 million
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures

9. The Chronicles of Narnia (3 Films)

Average worldwide gross: $526.4 million
Highest grossing film: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $745 million
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios 2005 -2010
20th Century Fox 2010 - present

10. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Worldwide gross: $524.0 million
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

 Now thats What's Hot & On Top! Hollywood, pay attention! We want our books to come to life in front of us!

Happy Reading!

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