What Makes a Nicholas Sparks Book Box Office Gold?

By SARAH FLANIGAN

June 24, 2014

Nicholas Sparks knows a thing or two about turning a novel into a box office hit! Eight of his books have hit it big on the big screen and two more are in the works.

The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan hits theaters this October and The Longest Ride starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson is currently in production. You know what that means… these love stories aren’t going away any time soon!

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Just what is it about Nicholas Sparks stories that make them “spark” with audiences?

Well first, you have to hire an incredibly hunky leading man! From Zac Efron in The Lucky One to Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, these films are your one-stop-shop for handsome man-candy.

In addition to the men, of course, you have to cast a beautiful love interest. Case in point, Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling in The Lucky One and Amanda Seyfried in Dear John.

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Combine those two good looking leads with a show-stopping kiss and an incredibly romantic storyline to match and it seems you’ve found the clue!

How does Sparks feel about his films coming to life? Check out this video to hear his answer for yourself!



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