Since its first publication, over 120 million copies of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis have been sold worldwide.
It has been estimated that the book series’ author sold over 200 million copies of his books in total.
The Chronicles of Narnia accounts for around 60% of his total book sales.
C.S Lewis took over 8 years to write the Narnia book series but just 3 months to write its first published title, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
After C.S Lewis’ death, he left his estate to his brother Warren and it was later passed on to Lewis’ two step-sons.
One of his step-sons, Douglas Gresham, was also involved as a co-producer for Narnia’s film series (2005-2010).
The film adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) had a combined budget of $560 million and grossed over $1.58 billion worldwide.
Although there were initially plans to continue the series, in late 2018 Netflix and the C. S. Lewis Company made an agreement to develop a new series of film and TV adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia.
It is estimated that Netflix paid slightly under $250 million for the rights to all of the Narnia books for the series.
In 2021, a complete set of first-edition Narnia books in very good condition was sold for £48,000 ($65,760).
The Chronicles of Narnia books in order
There are a total of seven books within The Chronicles of Narnia book series.
The series was published between 1950 and 1956.
The first 5 books released in the series were originally published by Geoffrey Bles.
The last 2 books released in the series were originally published by The Bodley Head.