Top 15 Most Successful Book to Movie Adaptations

Although many films based upon books might be rated by the Academy Award’s nominations for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (adapted from other sources such as novels, short stories, or plays), sometimes successes can be better measured by popularity or dollars. While numerous films have won that award, not all those films were successful at the box office. In this list of 15 successful book-to-movie adaptations, the films range from classics to a 2011 film that took the world by storm. Each film offers not only superlative scripts, production, direction, and acting — some of the films listed here also changed America’s social fabric. (more…)