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How 'Gone Girl' the movie affected the book

See statistics on how the "Gone Girl" movie release affected sales of the book.

The movie release tripled book sales for "Gone Girl." Credit: Merrick Morton The movie release tripled book sales for "Gone Girl."
Credit: Merrick Morton

"Gone Girl" topped the box office this weekend, and the book is also benefitting from the movie's release. According to Amazon, paperback sales for the book nearly tripled after the second movie trailer came out in July. A week before the movie came out, sales doubled.

Wondering how that stacks up against another big book-to-blockbuster that was just released, "The Maze Runner"? After all, the Young Adult genre is the fastest growing and best selling book genre there is at the moment. But in this case, "Gone Girl" still wins. In the week prior to the "Gone Girl" movie opening, more Amazon customers ordered "Gone Girl" the paperback than ordered all three "Maze Runner" books combined in the week prior to "The Maze Runner" movie opening.

The "Gone Girl" stats show that even when people have the option of experiencing a good story in three hours at the movies, many still want to take the time to absorb the book version first.

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