8 TV Shows That Were More Successful Than the Movies They’re Based On

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It’s pretty common for TV shows to get a movie spinoff, like when Veronica Mars came back as a BIG film on the big screen in 2014, but movies becoming TV shows don’t usually do as well. It is actually very tough to gain a following for a TV show that is inspired by, or a spinoff of, a big box office hit. Some shows however are way more successful and popular than the movies they are based on, which is awesome.

It doesn’t happen very often, but there have been some epic TV series that have surpassed their movie counterpart that we had to recognize. With the beginning of Shadowhunters in 2016, which will be the TV version of the failed The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film, we’re hoping this new series falls into the successful TV show spinoffs category. Fingers crossed! See which TV shows already made it into that category below.