Best Sci-Fi Books That Were Made Into Movies
It's not easy to adapt any book into a movie. Staying true to the source material while paring down the plot into a consumable experience for moviegoers requires a delicate touch.
No genre is more difficult than science fiction. The fans are rabid, and stories can be complicated to adapt because of special effects and technology.
But some people have done a masterful job. These are the best sci-fi books that were made into movies.
30. Jumper by Steven Gould
First published: 1992
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker
Release date: Feb. 14, 2018
Budget: $85 million
Box office: $225.1 million
Bottom line: "Jumper" squeezed out the last bit of movie star power from "Star Wars" mainstay Hayden Christensen and brought back an obscure, out-of-print sci-fi novel from the early 1990s with a pretty great concept.
"Jumper" is one of several films from director Doug Liman to make the list, and the novel's author, Steven Gould, actually followed his book up with a sequel, "Reflex," which came out in 2004.
As a film, "Jumper" cost a fortune to budget. It was $85 million to produce, not including marketing costs. It ended up with a $225 million box-office haul, but that wasn't enough to get a sequel green-lit.
Note: These rankings include graphic novels, but not novellas, short stories or comic books.
29. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
First published: 1985
Movie: Ender's Game
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Haille Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin
Release date: Nov. 1, 2013
Budget: $115 million
Box office: $125.5 million
Bottom line: "Ender's Game" is a pretty underrated sci-fi film. But it has some pretty serious issues attached to it — mainly trying to reconcile how much, if at all, we should enjoy a movie made by someone with personal views as abhorrent as the book's author, Orson Scott Card.
Card was hardly a household name when Lionsgate began work on producing "Ender's Game," and the company wasn't aware of Card's outspoken views against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. LBGTQ groups called for a boycott of the film, and Lionsgate distanced itself from Card and his views ahead of its release.
The movie, which is actually very well done, drowned in a sea of bad press and bombed at the box office.
28. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
First published: 1961
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney
Release date: Nov. 29, 2002
Budget: $47 million
Box office: $30 million
Bottom line: Here's the thing about movie audiences. They're pretty predictable.
So if you make and market a sci-fi film starring George Clooney and release it close to Christmas, audiences aren't going to respond to an existential pondering on isolation, suicide and failed relationships.
That doesn't mean "Solaris" isn't a good movie. It's just misunderstood. It's worth pointing out that Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel is so beloved in Russia that within a decade of its release it was made into a 1968 two-part television series and a feature film in 1972.
27. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
First published: 1912
Movie: John Carter
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Dominic West, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Willem Dafoe
Release date: March 9, 2012
Budget: $350 million
Box office: $284 million
Bottom line: The catastrophic failure of Disney's "John Carter" in 2012 led to the Mouse company writing off some $200 million in losses related to the film. We have little doubt that a simple name change from the generic "John Carter" to what it was actually based on — "A Princess of Mars" — could have made up some of the difference.
Disney was understandably banking on "John Carter" becoming a franchise. Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote nine total novels in the John Carter series, which served as the inspiration for many of the greatest sci-fi writers of all time, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein and Carl Sagan.
26. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
First published: 2011
Movie: Ready Player One
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance
Release date: March 29, 2018
Budget: $175 million
Box office: $583 million
Bottom line: While we didn't hate Steven Spielberg's 2018 adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel as much as most audiences, leaving it off the list means throwing some shade on Cline's novel. And we can't do that.
Even if the movie was pretty average, it just makes us appreciate Cline's book that much more. The novel was an unbelievably delightful mix of pop-culture and nerd-culture references that seemed impossible to put on film. Which it was.
But Spielberg gave it a good try.
25. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
First published: 1986
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Release date: March 6, 2009
Budget: $130 million
Box office: $185.3 million
Bottom line: "Watchmen" is firmly entrenched as the greatest graphic novel of all time, and the film version in 2009 was slavishly devoted to the original text with one glaring difference. Director Zack Snyder changed the ending.
That one mistake doesn't offset what is a pretty good movie for the other three-fourths of the way. Although the 2019 HBO series was so good it seems to have stolen much of the thunder away from the movie version.
We like to think we can appreciate both.
24. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
First published: 2000
Movie: Under the Skin
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Adam Pearson
Release date: March 14, 2014
Budget: $13.3 million
Box office: $7.3 million
Bottom line: This dark, highly introspective film based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name involves an alien who takes a human, female form on Earth and kidnaps men to send back to her home planet.
The film does a really smart job of doing this with a budget of $13.3 million, but this movie isn't for the faint of heart and had a hard time finding an audience.
Director Jonathan Glazer, who also made the 2000 film "Sexy Beast," has a style that isn't for everybody with its brutality.
23. Metropolis by Thea Von Harbou
First published: 1925
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Release date: Jan. 10, 1927
Box office: N/A
Bottom line: We like to imagine the absolute confusion that washed over movie audiences who came out to see "Metropolis" during its initial run in theaters in 1927. Imagine explaining the robot to people from that era?
What's crazy about "Metropolis" is that since its release almost 100 years ago, it has been edited into nine different versions, ranging from 90 minutes to around 160 minutes.
22. The Girl with All the Gifts by Mike Carey
First published: 2014
Movie: The Girl with All the Gifts
Director: Colm McCarthy
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua
Release date: Feb. 24, 2017
Budget: $5 million
Box office: $4.08 million
Bottom line: This isn't the only zombie movie we'll put on the list, and the ones that did make it have some distinct things in common — like the focus on the "sci" in "sci-fi," which in this case means a study in fungi.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that some of the best sci-fi/zombie movies focus on trying to obtain a cure for zombies, which "The Girl with All the Gifts" has in spades.
Of all the best sci-fi books made into movies, this one had one of the lowest chances to be exposed to an audience in theaters. It's been almost totally discovered and beloved by audiences via streaming services.
21. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
First published: 1897
Movie: War of the Worlds
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Justin Chatwin, Morgan Freeman (voice only)
Release date: June 29, 2005
Budget: $132 million
Box office: $603.9 million
Bottom line: H.G. Wells was one of the sci-fi O.G. novelists of all time alongside Jules Verne, and the genre owes a good part (if not all) of its mainstream popularity to their works.
The best example of that can be seen in Wells' work, which continues to be adapted into films to this day. One of the better, modern adaptations was the 2005 Steven Spielberg version of "War of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise.
This represented an interesting moment in Cruise's career. Following the release of "War of the Worlds," he experienced the first real cold streak of his career as a leading man. Outside of a few "Mission: Impossible" films, Cruise didn't have another standalone hit for almost a decade.
20. The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Hughes
First published: 1968
Movie: The Iron Giant
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, Eli Marenthal, Christopher McDonald, M. Emmett Walsh
Release date: Aug. 6, 1999
Budget: $50 million
Box office: $31.3 million
Bottom line: It's too bad Warner Brothers didn't realize what it had at the time of the theatrical release of "The Iron Giant" in 1999. While it flopped at the box office, the story of a boy and his gigantic robot has become one of the most beloved animated films of all time over the ensuing decades.
One notable thing about "The Iron Giant" is it's the directorial debut of Brad Bird. He's directed five films since then that have grossed approximately $3.4 billion, including "The Incredibles," "Incredibles 2," "Ratatouille" and "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol."
19. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
First published: 1897
Movie: The Invisible Man
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Release date: Feb. 28, 2020
Budget: $7 million
Box office: $143.2 million ($7 million)
Bottom line: H.G. Wells wrote "The Invisible Man" in 1897, and it's a real testament to the work that in 2020 we were still getting film adaptations of his novel.
The latest one might be the best of them. Starring Elisabeth Moss and directed by Leigh Whanell, the writer behind the "Saw" and "Insidious" franchises, we've got a crazy good 1-2 punch and a thriller that really delivers.
The place of "The Invisible Man" in history is fascinating. Released in theaters just two weeks before the pandemic, it went directly from theaters to available to purchase on streaming in an unprecedented move at the time.
18. Never Let Me Go by Kazuro Ishiguro
First published: 2005
Movie: Never Let Me Go
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley
Release date: Sept. 5, 2010
Budget: $15 million
Box office: $9.5 million
Bottom line: If you're looking for a heartwarming sci-fi tale, "Never Let Me Go" is not the move.
This tragic tale from author Kazuro Ishiguro benefits in its film version from some knockout casting. There are three future Academy Award nominees in the three main roles with Keira Knightley and before-they-blew-up spots for Carey Mulligan ("Promising Young Woman") and Andrew Garfield ("Hacksaw Ridge").
What's the concept? In the future, you can pay to grow a clone simply to harvest its organs when you need to.
17. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
First published: 2014
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
Release date: Feb. 23, 2018
Budget: $50 million (estimated)
Box office: $43.1 million
Bottom line: One of the newest novels to make the list, Jeff VanderMeer's "Annihilation," released in 2014, is also one of the best and the first book of VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy.
What's crazy about "Annihilation" is that the film version flopped at the box office despite pretty much perfect casting/director symmetry, led by director Alex Garland ("28 Days Later") and Oscar winner Natalie Portman leading a team of talented female leads.
The book itself is wonderful and so is the movie. We're still confused as to why it wasn't a bigger hit at the box office.
16. Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
First published: 1967
Movie: Logan's Run
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Peter Ustinov
Release date: June 23, 1976
Budget: $7.5 million
Box office: $25 million
Bottom line: So many attempts have been made to remake "Logan's Run" in the last 20 years that it really speaks to the popularity of not only the original novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson but the 1976 movie starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter and Richard Jordan.
In the film version, if you can get past the cheesy special effects, "Logan's Run" holds up incredibly well. It's probably one of the more underrated sci-fi films of all time.
A lot of that credit goes to York, who shot to fame again in the 1990s thanks to his role in the "Austin Powers" film series.
15. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
First published: 2008
Movie: The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci
Release date: March 23, 2012
Budget: $78 million
Box office: $694.4 million
Bottom line: "The Hunger Games" was the first novel of a trilogy from author Suzanne Collins and slowly turned into a sensation in the two years following its release.
When it finally made it to the big screen in 2012, it had a dynamic A-List star in the leading role with Jennifer Lawrence, who was just one year away from her Academy Award-winning role in "Silver Linings Playbook."
Say what you will about the sequels, but "The Hunger Games" is an awesome movie.
14. Contact by Carl Sagan
First published: 1985
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett
Release date: July 11, 1997
Budget: $90 million
Box office: $171.1 million
Bottom line: The hype around "Contact" isn't something today's movie fans really know much about. It was the follow-up to director Robert Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump," which won six Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and featured an A-list version of Jodie Foster and an up-and-coming young star in Matthew McConaughey.
With expectations as high as they were, it's not hard to see why the movie came tumbling back to Earth as it did — both in its critical reception and the box office. But we love it, and we love its contemplative nature and how much its reach probably exceeds its grasp.
Sci-fi fans should give the Carl Sagan adaptation another shot.
13. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
First published: 1818
Movie: Young Frankenstein
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn
Release date: Dec. 15, 1974
Budget: $2.8 million
Box office: $86.2 million
Bottom line: There were dozens of versions of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel for us to choose from, which is a wonderful testament to the brilliance of her original work, which was originally titled "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus."
We picked the 1974 version, "Young Frankenstein," because it's not just the funniest. It's also the best version. Oh-so-serious attempts like "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" in 1994 have fallen flat on their face.
Getting peak Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks has some real Jordan-Pippen vibes.
12. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
First published: 1959
Movie: Starship Troopers
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Jake Busey, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Seth Gilliam
Release date: Nov. 7. 1997
Budget: $105 million
Box office: $121.2 million
Bottom line: Robert A. Heinlein's most popular novel actually debuted as a two-parter in a sci-fi magazine in the late 1950s as "Starship Soldier" before it turned into "Starship Troopers" in its novel form.
Neither of those versions accounted for the absolutely bananas sci-fi movie that came out 40 years later from director Paul Verhoeven. It was the last movie in a decade stretch for Verhoeven that will stand up to the very best runs ever.
That lineup includes "RoboCop" (1987), "Total Recall" (1990), "Basic Instinct" (1992), "Showgirls" (1995) and "Starship Troopers" (1997).
11. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
First published: 1954
Movie: I Am Legend
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Will Smith, Dash Mihok, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Willow Smith
Release date: Dec. 14, 2007
Budget: $150 million
Box office: $585.3 million
Bottom line: Before we got Will Smith's big-budget blockbuster in 2007, two versions of Richard Matheson's legendary sci-fi novel hit the silver screen — "The Last Man on Earth" starring Vincent Price in 1964 and "The Omega Man" starring Charlton Heston in 1971.
The fact the concept has endured over such a long period of time is proof of the popularity and brilliance of Matheson's work. We're of the camp that the alternate ending of Smith's version (the one where he lives) should've been the one that made it into theaters.
Give it another 20 years, and we'll probably get another version.
10. The Children of Men by P.D. James
First published: 1992
Movie: Children of Men
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam
Release date: Dec. 25, 2006
Budget: $70 million
Box office: $76.5 million
Bottom line: Director Alfonso Cuaron has won two Academy Awards for Best Director for "Gravity" and "Roma," but you can make a good argument that his adaptation of P.D. James' "Children of Men" is actually his best film.
One of the great sci-fi subgenres is dystopian futures. Few films have done it better than "Children of Men," and few writers have done it better than James, who imagined a future where men and women have gone entirely infertile.
9. World War Z by Max Brooks
First published: 2006
Movie: World War Z
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
Release date: June 21, 2013
Budget: $230 million (estimated)
Box office: $540.5 million
Bottom line: Zombie movies that made the cut had to have a distinctly scientific bend to them, and "World War Z" meets that criteria and more.
While the movie pulls its general plot points from the novel by Max Brooks, the book itself is a pretty amazing experience in audio form, where they had the great idea of using different voice actors as the conspiracy-style story is relayed.
The movie's production played out in the public eye thanks to having A-lister Brad Pitt as the lead, but it ended up paying off in the best ways possible — a great final product on the screen and boatloads of cash at the box office.
Now how about a sequel?
8. The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
First published: 1955
Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
Release date: Dec. 22, 1978
Budget: $3.5 million
Box office: $24.9 million
Bottom line: At Halloween, feel free to cue up the 1978 adaptation (and best adaptation) of Jack Finney's 1955 novel — "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" starring Donald Sutherland.
The 1978 version had the benefit of assembling some pretty elite talent both in front of and behind the camera. Sutherland might be one of the more underrated actors of all time and was in his leading-man prime.
Director Philip Kaufman went on to helm "The Right Stuff," "Rising Sun" and the controversial "Henry & June."
7. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
First published: 1963
Movie: Planet of the Apes
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison
Release date: April 3, 1968
Budget: $5.8 million
Box office: $33.4 million ($5.8 million)
Bottom line: We're fans of Tim Burton's 2001 version of "Planet of the Apes," but that doesn't mean it holds a candle to the 1968 version starring Charlton Heston — although Burton's version is much more faithful to the novel by Pierre Boulle.
The 1968 version gets the nod in large part thanks to its ability to craft two of the more iconic moments in sci-fi history, Heston screaming out "You Damn Dirty Apes!" and the heart-stopping ending on the beach.
6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick
First published: 1968
Movie: Blade Runner
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, Darryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer
Release date: June 25, 1982
Budget: $30 million
Box office: $41.5 million
Bottom line: One of several films adapted by director Ridley Scott to make the list, this version of Phillip K. Dick's 1968 novel with the clunky title of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" became one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. It also was a major jumping-off point for Harrison Ford becoming one of the biggest movie stars of all time.
That being said, the success of "Blade Runner" didn't come in its initial theatrical run, where it barely made back its budget. It was a sensation on the home video market, which was just coming to life in the early/mid 1980s.
5. Snowpierce (Le Transperceneige) by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette
First published: 1982
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ko Asung, John Hurt
Release date: July 29, 2013
Budget: $40 million
Box office: $86.8 million ($40 million budget)
Bottom line: The French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," or "Snowpiercer," ended up bringing together more nations than a U.N. summit. The film version was directed by South Korean Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho, found its leading man in American Chris Evans and was produced in part by a company out of the Czech Republic.
As a film, "Snowpiercer" is not for the faint of heart. It's the kind of movie where you hold your breath from start to finish, and please, for the love of God, don't try to eat anything while you're watching it.
4. All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
First published: 2004
Movie: Edge of Tomorrow
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Release date: June 6, 2014
Budget: $178 million
Box office: $370.5 million
Bottom line: Based on the Japanese young adult novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, "Edge of Tomorrow" represented sort of a return to form for Tom Cruise, who hadn't put out a hit outside of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise in almost 10 years — a string of flops that included "Lions for Lamb," "Valkyrie" and "Rock of Ages."
"Edge of Tomorrow" isn't just Doug Liman's best film as a director. It's also neck-and-neck with "Collateral" as Cruise's best film of the last 20 years.
3. The Martian by Andy Weir
First published: 2011
Movie: The Martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Release date: Dec. 2, 2015
Budget: $108 million
Box office: $630.2 million
Bottom line: In the history of writers shooting their own shot, Andy Weir might stand on top of the mountain.
Weir, a former computer programmer, self-published "The Martian" in 2011 on his website for free. At the request of fans, he published it on Kindle for 99 cents, which was the lowest allowable price to charge. Within three years, it was sold to a major publishing company and became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.
The movie version became both a critical and box-office success, grossing over $630 million and earning seven Academy Award nominations.
2. Dune by Frank Herbert
First published: 1965
Movie: Dune: Part One
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Stephen McKinley Henderson,
Release date: Oct. 21, 2021
Budget: $165 million
Box office: $300 million through Nov. 1, 2021
Bottom line: If you've seen Denis Villeneuve's version of "Dune," you know this isn't recency bias. This movie delivers the goods, even though it only hits the halfway point of Frank Herbert's seminal 1965 novel by the end.
Thankfully for movie fans all over the world, the success of "Dune" allowed Legendary and Warner Brothers to greenlight the theaters-only sequel, "Dune: Part Two," and give it a release date of October 2023.
The big question now for Dune fans is who will play Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, one of the novel's primary antagonists alongside Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The role was originally played by Sting in David Lynch's 1984 version of the film.
1. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
First published: 1990
Movie: Jurassic Park
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, BD Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards
Release date: June 11, 1993
Budget: $63 million
Box office: $1.034 billion
Bottom line: The popularity of Michael Crichton's groundbreaking 1990 novel about extinct dinosaurs coming back to life via DNA cloning quickly went into production with director Steven Spielberg attached and groundbreaking digital special effects from George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic.
Spielberg sanded some of the more violent edges off Crichton's novel to make the film easier for public consumption and made it on a relatively modest budget of $63 million.
The film grossed over $1 billion at the box office and has led to four more sequels, with the latest, "Jurassic World: Dominion," scheduled for a 2022 release.