Video Game Movies: Super Box Office Bros. [Infographic]

by |June 6, 2016

Video Game Movies: Super Box Office Bros

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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Video Game Movies: Super Box Office Sales Transcript

 

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Budget: $154,718,531

Box Office Take: $369,579,976

 

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Budget: $218,413,618

Box Office Take: $367,334,222

 

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Budget: $65,524,085

Box Office Take: $323,494,226

 

Resident Evil: Retribution

Budget: $67,417,179

Box Office Take: $249,090,149

 

Need for Speed

Budget: $86,507,130

Box Office Take: $204,476,336

 

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Budget: $122,948,686

Box Office Take: $202,548,592

 

Mortal Kombat

Budget: $28,125,826

Box Office Take: $190,936,737

 

Resident Evil: Extinction

Budget: $28,125,826

Box Office Take: $169,653,726

 

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Budget: $56,728,110

Box Office Take: $163,118,321

 

Street Fighter

Budget: $56,239,001

Box Office Take: $159,756,558

 

Resident Evil

Budget: $46,329,182

Box Office Take: $135,600,326

 

Silent Hill

Budget: $59,060,515

Box Office Take: $115,294,390

 

Hitman

Budget: $27,563,966

Box Office Take: $114,810,573

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Budget: $184,316,858

Box Office Take: $114,534,536

 

Max Payne

Budget: $38,711,118

Box Office Take: $94,473,827

  

Hitman: Agent 47

Budget: $35,164,650

Box Office Take: $82,735,044

 

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Budget: $44,510,654

Box Office Take: $76,227,256

 

Doom

Budget: $73,158,832

Box Office Take: $68,266, 117

 

Silent Hill: Revelation

Budget: $20,743,747

Box Office Take: $54,247,800

 

Super Mario Bros.

Budget: $79,102,671

Box Office Take: $34,468,107

 

House of the Dead

Budget: $9,059,369

Box Office Take: $17,883,429

 

Wing Commander

Budget: $42,880,912

Box Office Take: $16,549,257

 

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Budget: $66,361,917

Box Office Take: $14,486,712

 

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Budget: $55,499,051

Box Office Take: $14,168,020

 

The Bottom Five Video Game Movies

Postal

Budget: $17,227,479

Box Office Take: $168,531

 

Double Dragon

Budget: $12,533,263

Box Office Take: $3,762,082

 

Bloodrayne

Budget: $29,530,257

Box Office Take: $4,311,742

 

DOA: Dead or Alive

Budget: $24,805,416

Box Office Take: $8,878,605

 

Alone in the Dark

Budget: $24,386,277

Box Office Take: $12,733,060

 

Sources: Wikipedia, Box Office Mojo, US Inflation Calculator

Numbers presented here are based on available information of worldwide gross box office over the film's lifetime. Most of the films are co-productions. Dollar amounts have been adjusted for inflation.

 

*All numbers have been adjusted for inflation in 2016, when this infographic was made.

 

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.

Design Credit: Travis Green

Ryan Heuer
Ryan Heuer

Ryan Heuer is a Copywriter at HalloweenCostumes.com. He spends much of his free time wrestling alligators in the bayous of Louisiana. He spends the rest of his free time coming up with incredulous false facts about himself. Usually he can be found at his local game shop wearing strange hats while making bad financial decisions involving Magic: the Gathering cards. Also, he likes frogs for some reason.


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