Monday, August 19, 2013

10 Hollywood Hits Inspired By Magazine Articles...

10 Hollywood Hits Inspired By Magazine Articles

"Lee Daniels’ The Butler" — a bio pic about Eugene Allen, who served as White House domestic to eight presidents — hits the big screen this weekend. The movie, which is one of the summer’s most highly anticipated, is based on Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post profile and subsequent book on Mr. Allen, "The Butler: A Witness To History."

Works of journalism making it to the big screen is hardly a new phenomenon. “Argo,” which won this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture, was partly adapted from a 2007 Wired magazine article. The film was also a financial success, pulling in $136 million at the U.S. box office, the website Box Office Mojo indicated.

"Argo" is one of 10 examples of successful adaptations from the pages of magazines or newspapers, based on information pulled from Box Office Mojo. The totals, which are not adjusted for inflation, include box-office sales only.

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