Click me

Game Over: The Game Vs. The Movies

★* GAME OVER ★* VIDEO GAMES DOMINATE Think opening week at the big summer blockbuster is the highest grossing form of digital entertainment? Think again! Video game releases aren't as glamorous as the red carpet, but they consis tently pull in more money in opening week than Hollywood's finest. Here's a look at how video game sales have stacked up against movie releases for the last 5 years. HOLLYWOOD IN RELEASE WEEK SALES OPENING WEEK THE GAMES ( vs) THE MOVIES * * * * * * * * * * Hollywood's last win came in 2006. Since then, video games have consistently clobbered Hollywood blockbusters in first week sales revenue. 2007 HALO 3 S300 MILLION AT WORLD'S END TRANSFORMERS $139.8 MILLION PIRATES OF THE CARS $70.5 MILLION HARRY POTTER O MILLION 2008 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV $500 MILLION WALL-E THE DARK KNIGHT $155.3 MILLION IRON MAN $1008 MILLION 2009 CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE 2 $550 MILLION TRANSTO ERS $112 MILLION DHE TWILIGHT SAGA NEW MOON $1407 MILLION AVATAR S232 MILLION 2010 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS $650 MILLION $128.1 MILLION HARRY POTTER THE DIATHEY RA $125 MILLION INCEPTION $62.8 MILLION IRON MAN 2 THE FIGHT FOR 2011: CAN VIDEO GAMES BEAT THE MOVIES AGAIN? ★ * * ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ * THE YEAR'S HOTTEST GAMES (RELEASE WEEK SALES) DRAGON AGE 2 $41.9 MILLON EST. 2011 VIDEO GAMES * MORTAL KOMBAT 2011 S55.1 MILLION EST. HAS ALREADY BEENA BIG YEAR FOR PORTAL 2 $56.3 MILLION EST. NOVEMBER 8TH: THE DAY HOLLYWOOD WEEPS EA BATTLEFIELD 3C+) CALL OF DUTY: ACTIVION MODERN WARFARE 3 Both games will be released on November 8th and will compete for the highest grossing release of the year. EA is pouring more than $100 million into marketing Battlefield 3 in hopes of taking down Call Of Duty for the year's biggest first-person shooter. BUT WILL 2011'S TOP GAME TITLES BEAT THIS YEAR'S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS? THE YEAR'S BIGGEST FILMS HOLLYWOOD'S STRONGEST CONTENDERS HANGOVER PART II PIRETES CARIBBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES $137.4 MILLION OVER OPENING WEEKEND $90.2 MILLION OVER OPENING WEEKEND Hariy Poter TRANSFORMERS DARK JOF THE mOOn ANDKE DEATHLY HALLOWS OPENING JUNE 29TH OPENING JULY 15TH SOURCES Gizmodo. Access Holywood, NY Daily News, IMDB, EI Onine, MTV. New York Times, MSNBC. Bor Office Mojo. Businessweek G+

Game Over: The Game Vs. The Movies

shared by judithgold on Dec 04
3 share
This infographic provides information for a comparison of sales of the opening week of movies versus the opening week of video games. This infographic shows that the release of video games consistentl...


G Plus


Unknown. Add a source


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size