Authorlink® Books N’ Flix Report

A preliminary report compiled at Authorlink® Books N’ Flix shows that the greatest revenues for movies specifically made from books during the last nine years occurred in May and August of 2010.

In May that year, the book, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, and one month later, in June 2010, the movie version was released under the direction of David Slade. Box office proceeds for the movie were the second largest that year on a budget of $68 million and earned $698,491.

In August 2010, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hit the streets from Scholastic International and climbed to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. But it took nearly four years to develop the movie, with Francis Lawrence as director. The huge hit flick topped the money-making films that year, earning $752 million against a production budget of $125 million.

The next best periods for earnings were in September 2010 with about $400 million in sales, followed by $300 million in May 2013.

We welcome comments, additions and insights to this report.

The data is based on 420,000 movie titles and 17 million books now ingested into the new Authorlink® Books N’ Flix system. Ultimately, the system will contain 40 million English language books, cross referenced to movies.

The search reflects about 50-60 percent of the English-speaking mainstream book and movie universe, thus indicating strong comparisons and trends.

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