11 Movies That Were Way More Popular Than the Books They’re Based On

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Although you might LOVE to read, when books are adapted to TV or film they aren’t always super successful. In fact there are LOT of books that failed as TV shows. Movies don’t always have an easy time making the jump from printed text to the big screen either. For example, when The Mortal Instruments flopped and, therefore, there was never a second film. We’re still pretty bummed about this one.

That doesn’t mean however that all books that become movies are doomed to fail. Hello, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter films prove that books can be HUGE successes and in some cases the movie versions are actually more popular than the books they are based on. To see what we mean scroll through our gallery below.