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Old 06-10-2006, 14:12   #1
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Movies Based on U.K. Books Dominate Box Office

Movies based on books written by British authors have earned some $13 billion worldwide since 2001 says UK Film Council
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Old 06-10-2006, 14:13   #2
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I take it HP & LOTR make up the biggest percentage of this money?
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Wasn't Tolkien born in South Africa?
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Yes, to English parents who moved back to England when he was four.
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I take it HP & LOTR make up the biggest percentage of this money?
Don't forget the biggest franchise of them all Bond..James Bond.
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so what other movies recntly?
The Perfect Catch was based on Fever Pitch. No American I know knew this of course!
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Not so much a book as a play, but I'm sure you can get it in book form...The History Boys.

It conquered the world according to the press release!!
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And Stormbreaker - the movie based on the Anthony Horowitz novels.
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so what other movies recntly?
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The Lion, The witch and the Wardrobe, V for Vendetta, Charlie and the choclate factory, Bridget Jones, Constantine...
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Surely it is more of a bragging right for the UK Book Council???

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