Kevin Costner and Robin Wright starred in the 1999 film \"Message in a Bottle,\" based on Nicholas Sparks' book about a woman who discovers a love letter in a bottle on a beach and is determined to track down its author. \"Message in Bottle\" was the first Sparks book to be made into a movie.
Eleven of Sparks's books have been turned into films, four of which he produced, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, and Safe Haven. Seven other of his books have also adapted for film: The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, and The Notebook. Films based on his novels have grossed $889,615,166 worldwide, while the Rotten Tomatoes scores range from 11% for The Choice to 53% for The Notebook, the most critically acclaimed film based on his work.
EXCLUSIVE: MRC Film, through its Elizabeth Cantillon-led romance label, has optioned feature rights to the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel The Return. Perhaps this sparks the return of romantic films, a genre that the author has contributed to with 11 filmed novel adaptations that include The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe and Dear John. The Notebook is being adapted into a musical with music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson.
More than seventeen years of crying a river over Nicholas Sparks movies that we all love to hate are coming to an end. Last month, Nicholas Sparks Productions, the company owned by the author which turned several of his books into films, announced it is shutting down.
In this list, we will take a look at all of Sparks' successful contributions to the writing field which were then turned into huge box office movies. Precisely, we will rank 10 of the author's best-selling novels based on how much they made in the film industry.
Another one of Nicholas Sparks' most popular books which went onto becoming a film adaptation, this 2006 novel tells the story of a troublemaker who attempts to restructure his life by enlisting into the military. Prior to leaving, John falls for Savannah and the two begin exchanging letters, despite their time away. Following 9/11, their paths unfortunately separate.
When I was readingÂ Beauty Queens,Â I was literally trying to cast the movie in my head. Not only did I LOVE the book with all of its wonderful satire, over-the-top characters, and serious critiques of race, gender, sexuality, capitalism, and the concept of beauty in America but, I also wanted it to be made into a movie right away. It would definitely be a movie that I would pay to go see.
Sparks has 19 published novels, nine of which have been adapted into movies with a tenth coming out in 2015. Green has five published novels, all of which have been optioned to become movies. At this point there are only two Green movies, but his extensive fanbase and popularity hint toward many more book adaptations.
But we miss the days when every Nicholas Sparks book and every John Grisham book was made into a blockbuster film. Sparks lives in New Bern and Grisham has close family connections to Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
That novel quickly made the New York Times Best Seller list when it was released in 1996 and was later turned into a movie like many of Sparks' subsequent novels. Sparks, who's lived in New Bern, North Carolina, for 30 years, has a new book out this month, \"Dreamland.\" It's an emotional love story between two young musicians of different backgrounds and is set in North Carolina, like all of his novels, and on a Florida beach. Sparks says the inspiration for \"Dreamland\" came from a personal experience.
His books: \"The Notebook\" (October 1996), \"Message in a Bottle\" (April 1998), \"A Walk to Remember\" (October 1999), \"Nights in Rodanthe\" (September 2002), \"Dear John\" (October 2006), \"The Choice\" (September 2007), \"The Lucky One\" (September 2008), \"The Last Song\" (September 2009), \"Safe Haven\" (September 2010), \"The Best of Me\" (October 2011) and \"The Longest Ride\" (September 2013) have all been made into films. \"The Rescue\" (September 2000) has not yet been made into a film.
Sparks, the author of 15 books with more than 50 million copies in print worldwide, writes love stories that he insists are about Joe Average -- guys who build furniture, high school students, soldiers. But the things that happen to his characters are far from standard: They pen fanciful love letters and scale Ferris wheels to ask girls out on dates. Those idyllic moments translate exceptionally well on screen -- which has made Sparks one of the most desired brand names in Hollywood today.
Nicholas Sparks is the author of twenty-three novels and the co-author of two non-fiction books. Out of his twenty-three novels, eleven have been adapted into films and TV shows, placing him among the most adapted novelists in the world alongside top-rated authors such as Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Agatha Christie.
Nicholas Sparks has written twenty-three novels in his career, and they all made it into the prestigious New York Times bestseller list with over 75 million copies sold in the United States alone and 105 million copies sold globally.
With five books to his name (one co-authored with David Levithan), John Green is riding the young adult fiction train to the bank, to the hearts of teens everywhere and, perhaps most notably, to the movies. His first book-turned-movie, The Fault in Our Stars, published in 2012 and released in theaters in 2014, was an instant sensation, helping to propel several of his years-old titles onto bestseller lists. Produced on a $15 million budget and grossing more than $300 million in ticket sales, that adaptation thrust Green from best-selling author and Internet personality to king of the YA box office.
I have watched a lot of these movies but would never read his books! He is so arrogant and i would not waste my time reading these books and probably will never watch a movie based on one of his books again! You could not be more right about him. Who does he thing he is putting down other writers when he can barely write himself. I get so tired of unhappy endings regardless of what kind of writer he thinks he is. Someone always has to die in his movies, melodramatic or not I have wasted my time and money watching the movies to begin with!TOO BAD I GUESS! Thanks for listening Kim.
By the end of the '90s, these books were increasingly drawing the attention of producers, who found there was money to be made in ticket (and Kleenex) sales by attaching stars to his tales of romance. It began with \"Message in a Bottle\" (Robin Wright and Kevin Costner), then \"A Walk to Remember\" (Mandy Moore and Shane West), then \"The Notebook\" (Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling) and from there, the floodgates opened with each passing year adding to the ever-growing list of Sparks films perfect for date-night cuddling on the couch.
We don't know if \"lucky ones\" is exactly how we'd describe the groups of men that are certain to be guilted into attendance by their googly-eyed girlfriends and wives, cheated out of their previous brownie-housing holiday plans on 4/20. Yet another reason not to count your blessings In The Notebook author's latest piece of \"chick lit\" come to life, Zac Efron stars as a Marine who becomes infatuated with a woman in a photo he's come to believe is his good luck charm and sets out to find her. Simply put, come this Friday, you're going to be made to look like a chump in front of your girl by Zac effing Efron. Talk about a buzzkill.
Many of his books have also been made into successful films. His latest, Safe Haven, stars Julianne Hough as a woman from up north who escapes to a small beach town in North Carolina and begins to spend time with a widower, played by Josh Duhamel, and his two kids.
Don't get me wrong, I personally love, love, looove Josh Duhamel, but he just doesn't seem to have the same chick magnet factor that, say, Channing Tatum has. The numbers alone prove that: Dear John made nearly $30.5 million in its opening weekend. That was the best any Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie did in an opening weekend, but not the most successful film according to total gross. Of the eight movies based off of Sparks' books, Dear John came in a close second to none other than The Notebook in terms of total box office gross, making a total $80 million compared to The Notebook's $81 million. 1e1e36bf2d