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Artemis Fowl And 9 Other YA Franchises That Stumbled Out Of The Gate

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Estimated Worldwide Grosses/Budget: $60.1 Million/$60 Million
RT Score: 47%
# Of Books Unadapted: 3

In theory, the Caster Chronicles series of books, written by authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, had the exact blueprint that a film like Beautiful Creatures was looking for. With magical elements similar to Harry Potter, mixed with the teenage angst and romance of a Twilight-sort of series, you’d think that 2013 would have been kind to this film starring a pre-Solo Alden Ehrenreich, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. Unfortunately, someone read their spell book incorrectly and cast a film that barely recouped its budget, with an actual profit nowhere to be seen. At least the damage was minimal, as there were only three other books that found themselves unadapted when the dust settled.

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