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Highest grossing fantasy novel movie adaptations

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Hello Wottareaders! Have you ever wondered which movie adaptation of a fantasy novel has been the most successful? probably some sagas come to your mind, isn’t it?  Well, here we are going to find the Highest grossing fantasy novel movie adaptations of all time!

Before we begin, a quick note: the following list is adjusted for inflation. That is, in order to provide a fair comparison this grossing is adjusted taking into account the increase of movie theater tickets adjusting all the movies to the same ticket price. Despite not being perfectly accurate, the results provide a piece of much more comparable information.

Why is inflation important?

Just so you can understand better how crucial this is, tickets cost $1.55  in 1970, while the average movie theater tickets were $9.11 in 2018. See that already isn’t it? If the same number of people watched a movie on those different periods, the 2018 movie would gross more even though the films had had the same audience number.  This is why it wouldn’t make sense to compare a movie released in different periods unless they have been adjusted for inflation to current prices.

Which is the highest grossing movie of all time?

No other than Gone in the wind, yes, the highest grossing movie of all time is based on a novel, written by Margaret Mitchel. The movie was released in 1939 and grossed  198.68M million, while if adjusted for inflation it grossed $3,703,000,000.

If inflation is not considered, the highest grossing movie turns out to be Avatar, released in 2009 and directed by James Cameron. Avatar grossed $2,787,965,087 worldwide. And, just in case you were wondering, Gone with the Wind wouldn’t even appear on the highest grossing movies if inflation was not taken into account.

Let’s see the Highest grossing fantasy novel movie adaptations of all time:

6.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Chamber of secrets

Directed by:  Chris Columbus    Release date: 2002

Adjusted: ~1.375-1.4 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 879.0 Million $

Budget: 100 Million $

5.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

fellowship of the ring

Directed by:  Peter Jackson     Release date: 2001

Adjusted: ~1.375-4 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 871.5 Million $

Budget: 93 Million $

4.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The two towers

Directed by:  Peter Jackson    Release date: 2002

Adjusted: ~1.425-1.45 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 926.0 Million$

Budget: 94 Million $

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2

harry potter deathly hallows

Director: David Yates     Release date: 2011

Adjusted: ~1.55 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 1341.5 Million $

Budget: 150-200 Million $

2.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone

sorcerers stone

Directed by Chris Columbus  Release date: 2001

Adjusted: ~1.575-1.6 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 974.8 Million $

Budget: 125 Million $

1.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

return of the king

Directed by:  Peter Jackson Release date: 2003

Adjusted: ~1.65-1.7 Billion $

Real Worldwide Box Office: 1119.9 Million$

Budget: 94 Million $

 

Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings last movie turns out to be the highest grossing fantasy novel adaptation of all time. How shocking is it that the highest grossing fantasy movies are only these two sagas? If you are curious about other movies grossing you can check it at IMDB. Now that the Amazon Lord of the Rings is on the way, it’s a great moment to watch the movies again!

Also, if you liked this article, you will surely like this one: Best selling fantasy novels of all time.

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