Video games have been telling stories since the days of Pong. Sure, a friendly game of table tennis on a Sunday afternoon may not be the next Citizen Kane, but the game still strives to show us an epic competition between two paddles! Other games take us on epic odysseys to a faraway land filled with princesses, dinosaurs, and tiny mushroom people, a la Super Mario Bros., and others, like the stories in Resident Evil, show us our own world, but with more zombies. With the treasure trove of tales to tell, it's not surprising that many games have taken the step into the silver screen. Some entered the movie scene like champs, while others crashed and burned in a glorious blaze of blue Hadouken flames. Since Blizzard has decided to take a stab at it with Warcraft, coming out on June 10th, we got inspired to put together this list of all the internationally released movies based on video games, which shows you which video game movies brought in the most coins and which ones tanked at the box office.
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So, are you surprised by the results? Which video game movie do you have a soft spot for? Are there any upcoming video game movies you'd like to watch? What video game do you think is going to produce the next blockbuster? We're calling Tetris right now. (It's going to be legendary.) If you want to be prepared for the upcoming video game movies, you can take a look at our Warcraft costumes here and our Angry Birds costumes here.
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