Top 10 Children’s movie adaptations in Hollywood

 

  1. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Average Critic Review Score – 83 out of 100

Average Audience Review Score – 8.1 out of 10

Box Office Revenue (Adjusted for Inflation) – $936m

Profitability – Revenue = 60 times higher than budget

However, One Hundred and One Dalmatians is an adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel of the same name. Many of Disney’s early-animated blockbusters were inspired by old fairy tales/folklore. The movie is a Disney classic, beloved by critics and viewers alike, and a box office success, having been re-released numerous times since 1961, grossing about a billion dollars over its entire theatrical run Yo Gotti Net Worth.

  1. Pinocchio (1940)

Average Critic Review Score – 99 out of 100

Average Audience Review Score – 8.1 out of 10

Box Office Revenue (Adjusted for Inflation) – $632m

Profitability – Revenue = 53.2 times higher than budget

The 80-year-old Pinocchio movie from Disney is still one of their biggest hits, with a Metacritique score of 99. Despite the fact that it opened to a disastrous box office due to the onset of World War II, this timeless masterpiece has gone on to gross over $600 million in re-releases and is the first animated film to win an Academy Award.

  1. The Jungle Book (1967)

Average Critic Review Score – 65 out of 100

Average Audience Review Score – 8.1 out of 10

Box Office Revenue (Adjusted for Inflation) – $690m

Profitability – Revenue = 52.6 times higher than budget

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The Jungle Book may not have received as many positive reviews as some of the other Disney animated masterpieces on this list, but it is nonetheless beloved by children and adults alike, earning an average audience review score of 8.1 points out of 10.

Compared to the source material, which had darker and ominous overtones, the film is more family-friendly. It was a great smash, and the soundtrack, which included songs like “The Bare Necessities,” received particularly high praise.

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The Top 10 Children’s Hollywood Film Adaptations: 

  1. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  2. Pinocchio (1940)
  3. The Jungle Book (1967)
  4. Mary Poppins (1964)
  5. Shrek (2001)
  6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkahan (2004)
  9. Peter Pan (1953)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

 

Methodology

We looked at over 100 of the best-loved movies that were adapted from children’s books and ranked them on each of the following factors, giving each film a normalised score out of 100 for each factor, before taking an average final score.

Note that we also took the average review rating for the book that each film is based on from Goodreads.

Average Critic Review Score

The average review score given by movie critics according to Metacritic.

Average Audience Review Score

The average review score given by audiences according to Metacritic.

Box Office Revenue (Adjusted for Inflation)

The total box office takings for each film, adjusted for inflation. Box office figures were sourced from Box Office Mojo and adjusted using US Inflation Calculator if the adjusted figure wasn’t available on Box Office Mojo. Note that we included revenue from any times each film was subsequently re-released.

Profitability

The movie’s lifetime worldwide box office revenue divided by its production budget, to show which films have made the most while spending the least on production