While video game adaptations are enjoying a heyday, if only thanks to Netflix, which is never stingy when it comes to offering series and other movies based on our favorite universe, live movie adaptation is not very timely. ‘Yesterday. Since 1993 they have been regularly released in cinemas with varying degrees of success. While Mortal Kombat is expected to restart on April 16, we’ve looked at the case of the Live Adjustments that have earned the most greenbacks worldwide. Notes: Before you offer this ranking, there are a few things you should know. This is not a top of the most profitable films (contrary to what we suggested you in 2016), but in fact the top grossing ones in the world box office. Since the profitability of a project was based on the difference between the movie’s initial budget (as well as its marketing costs) and what it brought in, it seemed easier this time around to just consider the box office data. It should also be noted that we’re only talking about live customizations here. Animated adjustments are therefore excluded, regardless of whether they were published as a film or as an OAV. Finally, at the end of this article, you’ll find the 10 least adjustments made at the box office, also here on a global scale. .
Warcraft: The beginning
While it ranked first on our top in 2016 in terms of profitability from customizations, Warcraft: The Beginning is back when the only box office issue is raised. This status as market leader owes a lot to the Chinese market, as the feature film managed to collect the tidy sum of 91 million dollars in the Middle Kingdom in two days. Also note that among the producers of the film there is the Chinese company Tencent. Directed by Duncan Jones (son of singer David Bowie and, incidentally, director of Moon and Source Code) the film will be strong with audiences, fans and newcomers who don’t necessarily have the same relationship with the story or the many Easter eggs that are present columns. Regarding us, at this point we have offered you two reviews to compare the opinion of Mr. Deriv (expert on WoW) and that of your servant alien to the universe of Azeroth and Draenor.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Release Date: 2019 Box Office: $ 433.005 million. Directly linked to Detective Pikachu, released in France in 2018, this is Pokémon’s first adaptation. Although the scenario is crippled with inconsistencies, the result is still very pleasing, which is due, among other things, to the synchronization of Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Life, Six Underground) in the original version, who will also take part in the motion capture of Pikachu. The actor, who obviously enjoyed playing this character, can be felt in the film, which very often plays between the Kawai image conveyed by Pikachu and his way of being gruff at times or his addiction to coffee.
Rampage: out of control
In keeping with the monster movies of King Kong or Pacific Rim, Rampage: Out of Control tries more to make its star stand out than the game it is inspired by, released in Arcade in 1986, the scenario of which could fit on the edge of a postage stamp. The show revolves around scenes of massive destruction and clashes between the film’s three creatures and unfortunately turns out to be pretty conventional without really knowing where to toggle between action, humor and gore. And it’s not The Rock’s abuses that save the furniture. Very good to see, yes, but to fully appreciate it …
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Release Date: 2010 Box Office: $ 336.365 million Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time bears the trademark of its star producer. The film is based exclusively on adventure and great spectacle and never skimp on action scenes with a more muscular Jake Gyllenhaal than ever before. Although many critics will criticize the feature film for its overly classic romance, some SFX or its lack of fun, the whole thing still respects the original game. PoP: Les Sables du Temps uses sophisticated aesthetics and the generosity of every moment and does not allow itself to be condescended. On the contrary, Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) uses the original material through the prism of the Bruckheimer method and offers us a fast-paced adventure film that has stood the test of time pretty well.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Release Date: 2020 Box Office: $ 319.715 million Based on the famous SEGA franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog will unleash passions here too (all in proportion), between fans who accuse him of underutilizing the universe and those who do have perceived and valued for what he is an entertainer with no claim other than to entertain his audience without considering him an idiot. We can blame him for a humor that lacks finesse, a little awkward wink, a very agreed structure, or even an excessive heckling from Jim Carrey in Doctor Robotnik, but it is clear that upon his return from afar (the complete overhaul of Sonic) This adaptation works quite well.
Resident Evil: Final Chapter
Release Date: 2017 Box Office: $ 312.242 million US Without being the most successful in the franchise, Resident Evil: Final Chapter is nonetheless the most successful at the box office. Final Chapter stars Alice (Mila Jovovich) again and returns to Raccoon City to close this six-movie series. Several iconic characters have disappeared since the previous film. If we can find two new creatures and a more sustainable action, Paul WS Anderson’s film will never be completely convincing. Pity.
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Release Date: 2010 Box Office: $ 300.228 million US The fourth installment in the franchise, Afterlife, continues Alice’s story and incorporates other iconic characters, from Chris to Claire Redfield, past Albert Wesker or even Jill Valentine (post-generic). The story is supposed to create more fear by looking at the prison movie which sometimes evokes an alternate version of The Rock (the movie, not the actor) that is filled with zombies. Unfortunately everything turns out to be cheesy, features some Molassonne action, unsightly sfx, and goes to draw various ideas in multiple games (including Resident Evil 5 which was released a year earlier) by throwing them back in anyway. The end result could only be unbalanced and it’s not the addition of 3D that will change anything about this opus, undoubtedly the weakest of the saga.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
This first adaptation of Tomb Raider takes advantage of the notoriety of Angelina Jolie, who is very comfortable in the role of Lara Croft, and seeks to strike the middle ground between her desire to tell an original story while respecting the video game. The result is mixed, although we have some joy in following this flesh and blood Lara who evolves through many exotic settings around the world. Unfortunately, between a director who doesn’t always know how to find the right tone, stereotypical characters, or a philosophy that doesn’t always match that of the original character, certain choices can seem risky. Remains a beautiful film, even though it is extremely classic and is mainly driven by the energy of its leading actress.
In 2018 Lara Croft returns, this time played by the delicious Alicia Vikander (The Man from UNCLE, Ex Machina). In contrast to the two previous adjustments, this one chooses the path of loyalty based on the license restart organized by Crystal Dynamics in 2013. As Roar Uthaug (Cold Prey) revisits Lara’s past, he takes on most of the game’s legendary action scenes while sprinkling everything with a good dose of humor. Tomb Raider is by no means uncomfortable, but it misses the mark a bit by never daring to anchor its plot in a fantastic universe to give it a touch of mystery that is inextricably linked to the video game saga. However, Alicia Vikander is convincing in the role of Lara Croft, and the urge to offer fans a quality product reigns despite the feeling of the unfinished business.
The adaptation of Assassin’s Creed offers the notoriety of Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Inglourious Basterds, X-Men First Class) and Marion Cotillard (La Môme, Public Enemies, The Dark Knight Rises) and offers a certain legitimacy from the start. ‘Although the sequences are hugely successful in the animus, thanks in no small part to the photograph by Adam Arkapaw (True Detective), the film remains unbalanced between its overwhelming need to constantly remind us how that animus about returning to the present works and unnecessary dialogues very often execute the rhythm. This film doesn’t bring much new to the saga and is a good opportunity to get involved, if only to discover the world of the game or to make sure that the subject has been treated with respect.
The 10 Least Profitable Live Video Game Adjustments at the Box Office
Finally, we offer you the list of the ten films that played the least at the box office. It should be noted, however, that depending on the films and the expectations they create, the theatrical release remains very volatile depending on the area. For example, Post was only published in two countries, in other words Germany and Austria, and it is reasonable to imagine that the number of theaters in which it was broadcast remained relatively confidential. Post: $ 146,741 Bloodrayne 2: $ 167,445 Far Cry: 783,501 Tekken: $ 1.697 million Double Dragon: $ 2.341 millionBoodoodne: $ 3.650 million DOA: Dead or Alive: $ 7.563 million Wing Commander: $ 11.578 million $ 12.693 million Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li: $ 12.764 million