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Chapter 7: UK talent and awards – 73 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Looking just at films based on UK story material, the top 20 grossing films adapted from stories or characters created by UK writers are listed in Table 7.2. Eighteen are adaptations of novels by UK authors, one is based on a successful stage production and one is from an original screenplay. Table 7.2 Top 20 grossing films worldwide based on stories and characters created by UK writers, 2001-2013 Rank Title Country of origin Gross box office (US$ million) US distributor UK story material (writer) 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 UK/USA 1,328 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King USA/NZ 1,119 New Line Novel by JRR Tolkien 3 Skyfall UK/USA 1,108 MGM/Columbia/ Sony Based on novels by Ian Fleming 4 Alice in Wonderland USA 1,024 Walt Disney Novel by Lewis Carroll 5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey USA/NZ 1,019 Warner Bros Novel by JRR Tolkien 6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone UK/USA 974 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 UK/USA 955 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix UK/USA 939 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince UK/USA 934 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers USA/NZ 923 New Line Novel by JRR Tolkien 11 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire UK/USA 893 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 12 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets UK/USA 877 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring USA/NZ 868 New Line Novel by JRR Tolkien 14 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug USA/NZ 859 Warner Bros Novel by JRR Tolkein 15 Inception UK/USA 826 Warner Bros Original screenplay by Christopher Nolan 16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban UK/USA 789 Warner Bros Novel by JK Rowling 17 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe USA/NZ 745 Walt Disney Novel by CS Lewis 18 Mamma Mia! UK/USA 602 Universal Musical book and screenplay by Catherine Johnson 19 Casino Royale UK/USA/ Cze 600 Columbia/Sony Novel by Ian Fleming 20 The War of the Worlds USA 596 Paramount Novel by HG Wells Source: BFI RSU


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