Though many of us may not realize it, some of the movies that make the most money at the box office are based off of books. With a well crafted story and a huge book following, it makes sense that movie producers turn to novels for screenplays. With the surge in popularity of young adult novels, book to movie adaptations are bigger than ever. So if you are looking to watch a hit movie that was first on the bookshelves, here are five young adult novels that became blockbuster movies.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia
Based off the series by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia follows the four Pevensie children who discover a wardrobe closet that leads to a world called Narnia. Staring William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley, and Skandar Keynes, the first three films have made a killing at the box office, grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide. A fourth film is currently in the works, so it’s safe to say that fans will surely flock to theaters for the next installment.