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NFS Movie Is Now The 18th Best-Selling Game Film Ever

Uh...I guess this is good news.

Even though it got off to a slow start, the recently released "Need for Speed" movie has crossed the $100 million mark in total lifetime box office sales. This according to Hollywood reporting service Box Office Mojo.

The film earned over $30 million in the US and upwards of $96 million internationally. This means the total is now $126.6 million, and that's nearly double the cost of making the movie, which came in at $66 million. The movie covered that cost over the opening weekend so profitability was inevitable, thankfully.

But perhaps the most interesting stat is that according to the Video Game Adaption Chart, the NFS movie is now the 18th best-selling movie based on a video game in US history. #1 is 2001's smash hit "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" featuring Angelina Jolie.

However, a movie this bad - and I have to say, it's pretty bad - is the 18th best-selling game-to-film adaptation ever? ...well, if that isn't some sort of negative commentary, nothing is.

Tags: need for speed movie, need for speed film, nfs movie, need for speed movie sales

3/25/2014 10:57:03 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 11:52:28 AM
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I haven't seen the film but had it been named something else I doubt anyone would not that it is related to Need For Speed.

I still believe Silent Hill is the greatest video game adaptation by a long shot. It took reference from the sort material to built a fantastic atmosphere and told a story of it's own rather than just being a direct adaptation, which made it interesting for someone familiar with the games to watch. Yet people say it is awful, I really do not understand the reaction as it seems people think it to be on the same level as 'Silent Hill: Revelation 3D' - Which it really isn't.

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ethird1
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 12:01:28 PM
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Ange Jolie was at the height of her beauty during Tomb Raider. I wish she could get that body back.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 5:03:32 PM

and her old face.

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Knightzane
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 12:29:50 PM
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H...how? The movie is somehow WORSE than the Resident Evil movies after 2.

Than again some people just like watching crap. I know I enjoy a good B movie from time to time. This is like a C movie but whatevs.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 12:45:04 PM

Lets be honest, being the 18th best-selling move based on a game isn't something to brag about.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 12:55:23 PM

I've never understood the popularity of the Resident Evil movies. Even if you don't associate them with the games they're awful movies on their own.

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Bio
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 1:21:46 PM

This movie was way, way better than the Resident Evil movies.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 1:27:54 PM

I've seen all the RE movies. I was never sober during any of the viewings.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 5:04:41 PM

Action movies with undead do well, the Resident Evil name helps them too.

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Crabba
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 2:00:20 PM
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Well how many game to movie adaptions are there really? 20? 25? 30? Being "Top #18" doesn't really sound that impressive...

My favorite game to movie adaptions would have to be the original Mortal Kombat movie, along with Tomb Raider. It was just a little bit corny in a good way, had a decent story & it was clear that it was actually based on the game.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 3:55:38 PM

There are 33 if you only count the movies that made it to the box office. Not sure how many if you include straight to video movies.

EDIT: there are 49 if you count the movies in production! Neat!

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Crabba
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 7:59:30 PM

ok.. so basically, it's number 18 from the top, or number 15 from the bottom... yey?

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Underdog15
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 9:40:44 AM

I guess. I'm not really rooting for it. Just looked up the information for you.

It's 12th if you look at just opening week totals and 7th if you count only theatre ticket sales.

The movies ranking ahead of it are the resident evils... tomb raiders... and the pokemon movies mostly.

interestingly, Spirits Within is ranked 17th for lifetime. I'm willing to be NFS will gain a little ground on the lifetime list.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 9:43:45 AM

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=videogameadaptation.htm&sort=maxtheaters&order=DESC&p=.htm

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Crabba
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 3:47:57 PM

yeah I'm sure it will gain a bit in the rankings, I'm just a little curious about the newsworthiness of a new movie in a small niche genre that happens to be ranked in the middle of the pack...

I don't watch a lot of game-to-movie adaptions since they're typically terrible, and hardly any are actually good.

Guess we'll see if Uncharted & Last of Us ever make it to the big screen, and if so how they turn out... at least they have some kind of potential, but they'll probably screw it up :/

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 10:39:10 PM
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well i guess at least it did we don't want them to go outta business but i didn't really care towatch cos it's a movie that was made about the last 3 NFS games not inspiring cos those games are or wre all the same just like COD yup i went there

happy gaming =)

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