With Duncan Jones’ Warcraft topping the worldwide box office, we can no longer deny the success of these video game adaptations. From movies like the Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and Resident Evil, video games became a constant source of inspiration for most filmmakers. So while we’re at it, let’s take a look at the 10 of the highest grossing video game films ever made!
WarCraft: The Beginning
Warcraft is a video game franchise from Blizzard Entertainment. It gave way to iconic games like Warcraft I: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. The film stars Travis Fimmel as Sir Anduin Lothar and Toby Kebbell as Durotan. Its events took place in the era of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. The movie grossed more than $200 million ticket sales overseas. The film has grossed a total of $377.6 million worldwide as of this moment.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia is a video game franchise created Jordan Mechner. Its first trilogy got rebooted by Ubisoft and released for several platforms including PC gaming console. It’s movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan and Gemma Arterton as Tamina. The film grossed an estimated $336.4 million worldwide.
The Angry Birds Movie
Angry Birds was an original video game franchise by Rovio Entertainment. The game was also adapted into a film and is released this year. The film grossed a total of $328.3 million worldwide. And it is currently the third highest-grossing video game film of all-time.
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil is also known as Biohazard. It’s probably one of the most popular survival-horror game series. Resident Evil: Afterlife, stars Milla Jovovich as Alice and Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield. The film grossed a total of $296.2 million.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the title of the live-action film based on the video game series Tomb Raider. The franchise focused on the story of Lara Croft, who search the world for lost artifacts. The film starred Angelina Jolie. The movie grossed a total of $274,703,340 worldwide.
Resident Evil: Retribution
Retribution is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series. The film introduced popular characters from the game such as Ada Wong, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy. It grossed a total of $240.2 million worldwide.
Need for Speed
Need for Speed is an open-world racing video game published by EA. It’s filmed adaptation stars Aaron Paul as the street racer, Tobey Marshall. Although the movie received negative reviews from the critics, it earned a total of $203,277,636 worldwide.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life is a sequel to the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The film focuses on Lara Croft as she searches for the artifact known as the Cradle of Life. Cradle of Life earned £1.5 million in its first three days and made a total of $156.5 million worldwide.
Resident Evil: Extinction
Extinction is the third installment in the Resident Evil film series. It follows the story of the main protagonist Alice portrayed by actress Milla Jovovich. The events of the movie focus on the story of the survivors from Raccoon City as they make their escape to Alaska. The film had grossed $50 million domestically and $97 million overseas.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Apocalypse is another film installment from the Resident Evil series. It borrowed some elements found in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 video games. The film grossed a total of $ 129.3 million worldwide.