PHOTO GALLERY: Children's Books Made Into Movies

Children's movies are notorious for raking in obscene amounts of money, even when the overall Hollywood box office is faltering (I'm looking at you Jonah Hex and MacGruber). So why do these movies have a higher chance of becoming hits?

Probably because most of them are based on best selling children's novels, many of which have been in publication for over 50 years and already have built-in fan bases. Audiences are attracted to the time-tested material, and parents don't mind taking their children to movies based on books they grew up reading.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, for example, written in 1865, made over $1 billion dollars as a movie in 2010. 

Others, like the wildly successful Harry Potter movies and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, succeed on film because of the massive amount of kids (and adults) who've read the books and who'll gladly walk on fire for anything new in these franchises.

Here's our selection of favorite children's books turned into movies.

 

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  • grjamiri
    grjamiri

    Are you Freakin kidding me i grew up reading these books im 15 now and when i see one they bring back so many memories.i guess its more of a you had to read and love the books to get it. these were also some of the first chapter books i read.

  • Caroline
    Caroline

    The movies's great ! Love it

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Boring.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    This one I like.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    This sucked,

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I loved this saga.. J. K. Rowling is my hero.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Loved it.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    This was cute.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    This was awful.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Awwww I loved this movie!! Me and my sister use to watch this all the time...

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Great movie. And Johnny looks Michael Jackson here.. But I still loved it.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Hahaahaha love this movie!! I grown up with Jim Carrey's movies...Genie.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I don't know why did this get so low rating...I loved it! It was quite funny..

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    This sounds boring..

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I don't like this movie....He didn't had that spunk that original movie had It had special effects n stuff..but it was boring..And music in Disney's older cartoons like this always makes me cry.

  • ....
    ....

    ok this is not just a book for children.you can't narrate it to little kids so as they fall asleep...