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I read a lot, so I almost always read the books first, often a long time before there are movies. Harry Potter is one exception I can think of - I hadn't gotten around to reading them before I saw the first four movies.
Same here, except I did read the first few HP books before I made it to the silver screen. Generally, if I haven't read the book before it becomes a movie, it's not the kind of book I'd want to read in the first place. Sometimes I do see a cool movie and find it was adapted from a book I'd never heard of, but only rarely.