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As video games became more popular across the world in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, more movie studios looked to the niche as an easy way to put out new movies that catered toward this audience. This fun infographic from CinemaBlend takes a deeper look at movies that are based after video games, plus some data on video games that were created because of a movie, like Tron. This infographic starts out by providing insight into the top grossing movies of all time that were adapted from a video game. Despite coming out in 2001, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Jolie, is the number one movie on this list, grossing just over $131 million. It is interesting that a movie like Resident Evil didn’t make this list, considering it is about to release its 4th film, which will be in 3D. To release 4 films and one with the technology of 3D, one would assume that this video game movie has grossed a lot of money to pad its budget.
The infographic continues by pointing out other interesting facts including how many video game movies go straight to video. It also appears that video game adaptations to movies are most popular in Japan, which has produced 25, 12 of which revolve around Pokemon.
Overall the movies based on video games infographic from CinemaBlend is an easy to understand and informative way to learn about this niche in the movie industry.0