The magic of Disney has again proved unbeatable, as new research has revealed that Disney is officially the best at children’s book-to-film adaptations, with the top 4 adaptations produced by Disney and available on Disney+.

The team at PoundToy have looked at over 100 of the best-loved children’s page-to-screen adaptations, reviewing their performance based on profitability, box office revenue and average review scores, to reveal the world’s favourite children’s book-to-film adaptations.

The list was compiled by PoundToy and used the average critic review score, average audience review score, box office revenue and their profitability.


Here is the top 10:

Rank

Film

Average Critic Review Score

Average Audience Review Score

Box Office Revenue (Adjusted for Inflation)

Profitability

Overall Score

1

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

83

8.1

$936,225,101

60.0

87.5

2

Pinocchio

99

8.1

$631,568,921

53.2

84.1

3

The Jungle Book

65

8.1

$690,380,663

52.6

71.2

4

Mary Poppins

88

8.3

$732,563,466

17.2

69.9

5

Shrek

84

8.8

$443,112,922

8.1

61.6

6

The Wizard of Oz

100

8.5

$89,680,016

9.4

57.8

7

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

85

8.2

$451,701,464

5.4

56.5

8

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

82

8.3

$378,596,724

6.1

54.6

9

Peter Pan

76

7.5

$427,492,195

21.9

53.0

10

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

81

7.9

$425,336,158

6.0

52.1

There are dozens of the films in the full top 50 list that are available on Disney+ around the world including “Alice In Wonderland”, “The Fault In Our Stars”, “Horton Hears A Who”, “Night At The Museum” and “Mrs Doubtfire”.  With “101 Dalmaitans”, “The Jungle Book”, “Pinocchio” and “Peter Pan” making the top 10.

Other key findings from the research include:


  • 101 Dalmatians is revealed as the best book-to-film adaptation of all time, receiving the highest profitability and box office revenue of all 50 adaptations.

  • Shrek is the viewers favourite book-to-film adaptation, with the highest average audience review score, whilst The Wizard of Oz is rated highest by critics.

What is your favourite book-to-film adaptation?












Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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