A failed fantasy franchise starter conjures Netflix success

Get the Full StoryIn the aftermath of Harry Potter turning a literary phenomenon into a cinematic one, it was more than a decade before you could safely turn around without running the risk of bumping into the live-action adaptation of a popular book series.

It was one of the prevalent Hollywood trends of the 2000s and 2010s, but the overwhelming majority of them ended up falling flat on their face at the very first hurdle. We can definitely lump Beautiful Creatures into that boat, which wasted a talented cast after arriving to mixed reviews, before ultimately bombing hard by earning just 60 million at the box office.