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What's Next: Over 60 Upcoming Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations -

What's Next: Over 60 Upcoming Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations - | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
J.K Rowling changed the game when her Harry Potter Series turned out to be a mega-million dollar movie franchise. Then, after Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga found similar success we started seeing studios fishing for their piece of the pie. Some failed miserably, at least as far as the studios were concerned (Inkheart, The Golden Compass, Eragon) and for others …
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Hundreds of filmmakers are jumping on the bandwagon! There are over 60 YA book to movie adaptations planned for the near future.

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Ever Wonder What the Most Popular Adjectives in the Hunger Games Trilogy Are? We Ran the Numbers.

Ever Wonder What the Most Popular Adjectives in the Hunger Games Trilogy Are? We Ran the Numbers. | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
This weekend, millions of preteens will flock to theaters to take in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, just as millions of preteens flocked to each of the five Twilight movies. For the most part, however, these will not be the same people. Of the tens of millions who identify...
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Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter are all phenomenally successful and yet each are vastly different in story line and in their fan bases.  This is an analysis of the text to see how it differs and who it might appeal to.

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Total Twilight Franchise Sales / Revenue | Statistic Brain

Total Twilight Franchise Sales / Revenue | Statistic Brain | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
Statistics and facts on business, consumer, sports, financials, world news
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The Twilight series has set many records with how popular and lucrative it has been, both  for the books and the film franchise.

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The Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire Official Trailer - NEW + Trailer Review : HD PLUS - YouTube

The Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire debuts its first full all new official trailer for 2013, and you can see it here today plus get a trailer review! Beyond The...
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Catching FIre, the second part of the Hunger Games Trilogy was released in 2013 to a lot of fanfare which did not disappoint either the filmmakers or the fans of the series.  The 3 book, Mockingjay, will be released as two films to finish out the story line.

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Will 'Divergent' Fail Because of 'The Hunger Games'?

Will 'Divergent' Fail Because of 'The Hunger Games'? | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
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Of course the success of certain franchises in YA fiction cannot necessarily ensure achievement in others.  In fact, sometimes the comparisons are too much and subsequent forays into the genre can be unfairly compared.

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This Movie Franchise Could Dwarf 'Hunger Games' & 'Twilight'

This Movie Franchise Could Dwarf 'Hunger Games' & 'Twilight' | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
Lionsgate has already struck it rich with its "Twilight' and "Hunger Games" movies, but this new book series could provide its biggest franchise yet. - Steve Symington - The Business

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With the increasing popularity of YA novels being turned into top grossing movies, the planned Divergent series by author Veronica Roth, could meet or exceed the profits earned by series such as Twilight and The Hunger Games

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:32 PM

Fascinating look at the new movie Divergent and compares it to the Hunger Games.  Will it succeed where Ender's Game failed?

 

Ps. the English hottie who plays Four is with the watch! ;-)

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Harry Potter Wizard's Collection

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Reveal the exciting features of the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set at HarryPotter.com. Own it September 7th on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet Digital Copy
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An entire site dedicated to the new Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set, which costs a whopping $439!

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Harry Potter Franchise Box Office History - The Numbers

Harry Potter Franchise Box Office History - The Numbers | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
Harry Potter franchise box office earnings
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The Harry Potter film franchise grossed over 7 BILLION DOLLARS worldwide.  Oh and it is the highest grossing movie franchise ever.

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Universal unveils Harry Potter's Diagon Alley - Central Florida Future

Universal unveils Harry Potter's Diagon Alley - Central Florida Future | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
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Slated to open this summer, Diagon Alley at Universal Studios leaves Harry Potter fans and actors on the edge of their broomsticks.
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The Harry Potter Franchise is so large that it soon will cover half of Orlando's Universal Studios!

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The Alchemyst

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Read the first chapter of The Alchemyst Listen to the first chapter of The Alchemyst The Alchemyst was published by Random House/Delacourt in the United States on 22nd May 2007 and by Random House/Doubleday in the United Kingdom on 25th May. The cover … Continue reading →
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This popular series is available in 20 languages and in 37 countries.  That should make for world-wide movie success.

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Community Post: What The Most Successful Books Series' Had In Common

Community Post: What The Most Successful Books Series' Had In Common | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
See my analysis of 6 successful book series and their common traits that make up their masterpieces.
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A lot of successful YA novels have similarities in their characters, plots and subplots.  Some use it successfully, while some may feel like a rehashing of other stories.

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The Online Fan World of the Twilight Vampire Books

The Online Fan World of the Twilight Vampire Books | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
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The author of the Twilight series, Stephanie Mayer, may have helped the success of this franchise by actively engaging her fanbase, which made them feel more invested in the characters and story line.

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The Secret to the Hunger Games' Success

The Secret to the Hunger Games' Success | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
The record-setting opening weekend of "The Hunger Games" shows the cultural clout of young female readers.
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The growing power of YA readers, particularly young females, is perhaps one of the strongest indicators of how both books and movies can be influenced.

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Veronica Roth Interview - Divergent

Divergent author Veronica Roth discusses the film adaptation of her book, creating the different factions in her book series, and the violence in the story. ...
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YA author Veronica Roth on her Divergent series and how it will be adapted into a movie series

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A brief history of young adult literature

A brief history of young adult literature | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
With young adult literature regularly burning up the bestseller lists, it's clear many young adults don't need an excuse to seek out the written word.
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YA fiction has become a powerhouse for publishing companies.  The increasing popularity of successful series has prompted more authors to enter into this field of writing.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
Discover the magic of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling, and demonstrate your wizarding skills.
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The Harry Potter book series has sold over 450 million copies, making it the best selling book series of all time.

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Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
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This bestseller series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and has an awesome interactive website where you can enter the world of Artemis!

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‘Artemis Fowl’ movie adaptation in works from Disney, producer Harvey Weinstein 

‘Artemis Fowl’ movie adaptation in works from Disney, producer Harvey Weinstein  | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
Young adult fantasy book series "Artemis Fowl" about a 12-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind will be adapted into a feature film, Walt Disney Studios and the Weinstein Company said on Monday.
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The first film will cover the first two books and will be adapted by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix screenwriter Michael Goldenberg.

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Vampire Academy

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Vampire Academy - The testing begins in 2014.
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Vampire Academy-like Hogwarts, but for vampires.  Although this movie has only grossed 4 million dollars so far (Not to shabby actually) the latter movies in a series tend to always do better.

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Vampire Academy's own interactive website. Enter the Academy!

Vampire Academy's own interactive website.  Enter the Academy! | How Young Adult Fiction Has Become A Worldwide Franchise | Scoop.it
The world of Richelle Mead, author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines
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The very popular Vampire Academy series has 6 books.  From this site fans can purchase the books and lots of other merchandise.

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