The Meg, another book-based film, added another $13 million this past week. It has passed the $100 million mark domestically. More impressive is the movie's international results. It made about $303 million for an overall total of $408 million.
These two films are showing Hollywood that investing and making book-related stories is a sure thing. Just hoping that many more books out there would be made into films especially self-published stories. The Martian should be a perfect example of a successful self-published story turned into a blockbuster movie.