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10. MacBeth (35 times)
9. Alice in Wonderland (38 times)
8. Beowulf (7 times)
7. The Lord of the Rings (2 times)
6. The Three Musketeers (32 times)
5. Frankenstein (15 times)
4. Hamlet (43 times)
3. Dracula (19 times)
2. Romeo and Juliet (39 times)
1. A Christmas Carol (61 times)

I've been fighting the urge to verify the adaption numbers in the story. The #1 was no surprise to me.

I would have dropped Lord of the Rings from the list, and added Robin Hood instead. But, I have to agree it would be hard to top what was already done with Lord of the Rings.

I wondered about Sherlock Holmes, but most of those aren't really adaptations of a single story, but a series of different stories involving the same character.

Richard Matheson's I am Legend has been redone at least 5 times now. Even more, if you consider modern zombie movies to be a variation on the theme.

And, although Shakespeare dominates the above list and Dumas is only there once, I think his stories about The Man in the Iron Mask and The Count of Monte Cristo could certainly be contenders.

What contenders do you have?
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