Superhero blockbusters. Brightly-colored fairytales. High-speed car chases. These are just some images conjured up when we think of Hollywood movies.
Every once in a while however, everyday individuals will become the inspiration for a motion picture and their stories will go on to entertain hundreds of thousands of cinemagoers.
With the help of IMDB and Box Office Mojo, CNBC takes a look at the people who've inspired such movie adaptations as "Erin Brockovich", "Wild" and "Catch Me If You Can".
—By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs, featuring box office figures from Box Office Mojo