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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Film: British writers strike gold at box office

Movies based on the work of British authors have earned nearly £7b at the international box office since 2001, according to figures released by the UK Film Council. It states that six of the top 10 films in this period were adaptations of British books. Inevitably the top of the list is dominated by The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises.
Other British-based success stories include The Chronicles of Narnia, The War of the Worlds, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the James Bond outing Die Another Day, based on the character created by Ian Fleming.

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