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Where the Wild Things Ended Up at the Box Office

wildthingsare.jpgAs the Dave Eggers-scripted adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are hit theaters recently, blockbuster-watchers have been comparing the film’s ticket sales to other adaptations of classic books.

The adaptation of Maurice Sendak‘s beloved storybook provides an interesting look at the relative success of other literary adaptations for young readers. Here’s Box Office Mojo‘s report on the film’s first week at the box office: “While Where the Wild Things Are wasn’t earth-shattering, it clawed its way into the top tier among debuts for children’s book adaptations that aren’t Harry Potter and was mightier than Bridge to Terabithia, Jumanji and other comparable titles.”

One week later, Box Office Mojo noted the film’s 57 percent drop at the box office, knocked down the indie horror flick, Paranormal Activity: “Wild Things rustled up $14 million, lifting its total to $53.6 million in ten days, but its drop was much steeper than Bridge to Terabithia and other similar titles.”

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