As temperatures dip, nothing sounds more appealing than snuggling in with a good book or movie. And right now, the best of both worlds are colliding, as some of the most anticipated fall films are based on popular page-turners.
The conversations around these theatrical offerings provide a timely opportunity for publishers to speak to visitors who are interested in these releases. Sales of books and associated merchandise spike as some of the most popular movies hit theaters.
Gone Girl grabbed attention for its suspense and unique writing style when the book was released in 2012. Fans are devouring the book (and the author’s other captivating reads) before seeing the movie adaptation, which was released on Oct. 3 and stars Ben Affleck. Associated memorabilia such as posters and signed prints are killer collectibles for any diehard fan.
The popular children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is now a Disney comedy hitting theaters on Oct. 10. Starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, the film follows the misadventures of the title character, and should arrive just in time to spark some creative Halloween costume ideas.
Moviegoers are eager to sink their teeth into Dracula Untold, the film that uses Bram Stoker’s classic novel to create an original storyline around the origins of the title character. This film release on Oct. 10 offers a lot of possibilities around comics, toys and holiday collectibles, and with more than 11,000 Dracula listings, eBay gives fans something to scream about.
On Nov. 21, the much-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the third film in the four-part series, will storm theaters. Based on the wildly popular book series, this movie follows heroine Katniss as she fights to save Peeta and the fate of the districts. These books and films have a fervent follower base, spawning memorabilia, clothing and accessories based on the strong characters.
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