I don’t know how many of you guys are bookworms, but have you ever wondered what the top three biggest young adult book-to-movie franchises are? Books have served as major inspiration for the movie industry since the early 2000s. In my research I noticed the biggest franchises are fantasy-based books, such as Lord of The Rings. I’ve gathered the top three movie franchises with their total earnings listed down below!
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is one of the best-selling fantasy dystopian series of all time. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The total earnings for The Hunger Games in the box office is $2.970 billion.
Emerging from the midst of the pop-punk era, the year 2008 brought out Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. Twilight is a gritty, romantic, teen supernatural drama that make viewers want to cry. This is a love story with bite. The teen vampire dram made a total of $396.6 million at the book office it’s opening weekend.
Globally, ever reader knows about Harry Potter and his two unlikely friends. J.K. Rowling has been attributed with reviving the publishing industry around its stagnant phase in the early 1990s. Harry Potter is a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. The first installment of the seven-part series, follows Harry’s introduction to the wizarding world. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone made a total of $975.1 million at the box off on it’s opening weekend.
Out of all these movies, which one are you most likely to be a fan of?