Stephen King In Film – The Hits and The Misses

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Stephen King’s latest movie It has topped $500 Million at the Worldwide Box Office and has officially become the top grossing horror film of all time. With over 50 Stephen King novels having been adapted into films and collectively raking in over $2 Billion, Stephen King is big money in Hollywood. Classics such as the time-honoured The Shining, Stand By Me and not to mention the Academy Award Nominated The Green Mile make up some of Stephen King’s greatest accolades. But not all of the adaptions have had quite the same success, and the time old Hollywood problem of a movie gaining high audience ratings but not necessarily translating into box office success, reigns true for Stephen King alike. Everyone loves The Shawshank Redemption, right? The movie, often listed within the greatest films of all time has critic audience ratings which push an incredible 90% but raked in just over $50 million at the box office, showing that popularity doesn’t always pay.

Financial broker Moneypod have created this infographic to show the hits and the misses of Stephen King Film’s. Where does your favourite rank, was it a box office (h)It or a miss?


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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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