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Video Game Movies by the Numbers [Infographic]

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.

[via IGN]

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  • Published 05/26/11

Comments (9)

  1. Hatryst

    How about “Video games that should be movies”?
    Angry birds, anyone? :)

  2. zzzzz

    So can someone explain why “Final Fantasy VII Advent Children​” Isn’t included here?

  3. Saammy

    No Pokemon ?

    I’m sure that’s sold tons in Japan..

  4. greenlink

    i can get a few: Zelda, Metriod, Halo, chrono trigger, God of war, Gun,

    metal gear solid 4 is practically already a movie thanks to all the cinematic cut scenes

  5. Handalaan


    Advent Children isn’t on here because it never saw a theatrical release. It was a straight to DVD affair.

  6. Gavin

    What about Batman arkham asylum??

  7. Bobro

    Batman AA is not a movie because there are already Batman movies,

    I beleive i read somewhere that Angery birds is being made into a movie (lets hope a real rapture happens before then though) plus they are in the film ‘Rio’ (thats crap dont watch)

    they started making the Halo movie and then universal fell out with the director, i dont know why but if i was to hazard a guess its cause he wanted to make it bloody and they wanted to make it PG to sell more. (check out the 8 min trailer on you tube)

    I cant beleive Hitman wasnt mentioned, it was a realy good movie. And the best one is Street Fighter The animated movie, which wasnt a theatrical release in UK but maybe in Jap?

    fast and furious is a game, its poop though.

    Zelda should deff be a movie, (also check out the april fools Zelda film trailer on YouTube)
    Metal Gear Solid, but the first one should be a film not 4
    What about Dead Space (yes i know there is a manga film its good but i mean live action) or
    Fallout3 (still playing new vagas so dont know how it will pan out)
    Mass Effect (i know that the rights for a movie have been sold but so far nothing on if its started)
    Force Unleased (They already have the actor (only just watching BSG which he is in) and who doesnt like star wars

  8. Craig

    RSS and some of the main page links are broken.

  9. Luc

    Isn’t there a World of Warcraft movie in the works?

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