Top Ten (10) Selling Video Games Based On Movies

Movies have been solid foundations on which many successful video game franchises have been built. A successful movie, however does not automatically mean that the video game will be a success. Following are the Top Ten Selling Video Games Based On Movies.
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Movies have been solid foundations on which many successful video game franchises have been built. A successful movie, however does not automatically mean that the video game will be a success. Following are the Top Ten Selling Video Games Based On Movies.

10. Fantastic Four

(PS2, Gamecube)

2005 Sales: $10.8 million
Publisher: Activision

The Marvel comics-based film managed to earn $154.7 at the box office, but the game isn’t seeing as much action.

9. The Warriors

(PS2)

2005 Sales: $13.3 million
Publisher: Take Two Interactive

Brought to you by the bloodthirsty team behind the Grand Theft Auto series, The Warriors is a violent gang story based on the 1970s film. And if that sounds a bit like the new Godfather game, that's not a coincidence.

8. King Kong

(PS2)

2005 Sales: $15.4 million
Publisher: Ubisoft

An experiment in format blending, King Kong represents the first time an Oscar-winning director of a film has also helped direct its videogame counterpart. Sales in 2005, however, were slightly disappointing.

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(PS2, GBA)

2005 Sales: $17.2 million
Publisher: Electronic Arts

The young wizard will have more mischief and magic up the sleeve of his school robes heading through 2006.

6. Madagascar

(GameCube, GBA, PS2)

2005 Sales: $31.3 million
Publisher: Activision

The DreamWorks film didn't rack up Shrek-like dollars. But the game’s popularity on Nintendo systems helped make up the difference.

5. Shrek 2

(GBA, PS2)

2004 and 2005 Sales: $38.9 million
Publisher: Activision

DreamWorks's animated ogre pulled in $437 million from theaters, and Activision was able to milk the green guy for a few more bucks. But the game lacks the movie's magic.

4. SpongeBob Square Pants: The Movie

(GBA, PS2)

2005 and 2005 Sales: $43.6 million
Publisher: THQ

First came the Nickelodeon series, then the Paramountmovie, then the game: Little button-mashers can’t get enough of the oddly shaped hero.

3. The Incredibles

(GBA, GameCube, PS2)

2004 and 2005 Sales: $57.4 million
Publisher: THQ

Pixar’s animated super-hero family easily made the switch to the small screen – specifically, Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance, the must-have gadget for family road trips last year.

2. Star Wars III: Revenge of The Sith

(PS2, Xbox, GBA)

2005 Sales: $81 million
Publishers: Electronic Arts, Ubisoft

The last installment of George Lucas’ iconic series grossed $380 million at the box office. Electronic Arts used the force to generate another chunk of change.

1. Spider-Man The Movie 2

(GBA, Xbox, PS2, GameCube)

2004 and 2005 Sales: $110 million
Publisher: Activision

This much-hyped title offered gamers a chance to control Spidey, battle Doc Ock and swing around New York City at their leisure.

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