From Page to Screen: The Best Books Made into Movies

With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug finally hitting theaters, check out our picks for the best tomes to get the big-screen treatment (35 Photos)

Nisha Gopalan on Dec 13, 2013 at 4:31PM

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From Page to Screen: The Best Books Made into Movies

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'The Hunger Games' (2012)

Positioned to be the biggest thing in the YA world since Twilight, The Hunger Games has everything from a gorgeous cast to a gripping storyline to win over audiences. The first installment of Suzanne Collins' post-apocalyptic trilogy was finally brought to life in the spring of 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, the adorable Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and the hunky Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. The story is about a country divided into 12 districts, which each sends two representatives to fight to the death in an annual televised competition. With only one winner in these games, competition is grisly and fierce. The second installment, Catching Fire, hit theaters on Nov. 22. With a star-studded cast and new director Francis Lawrence in charge, the highly anticipated film made $110.1 million over the Thanksgiving weekend, breaking records and surpassing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone



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