Video game based movies are a tough sell and the numbers reflect that. Gamers want a movie that captures the spirit of the game and non-gamers want a movie they can get into without playing the game first.
It’s a mixed bag and the infographic above shows that things don’t always work out for the studios. Even the most popular/best grossing of game-based movies still do poorly in comparison to other Hollywood films.
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- Published 05/26/11