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
2005 Sales: $10.8 million
The Marvel comics-based film managed to earn $154.7 at the box office, but the game isnâ€™t seeing as much action.
9. The Warriors
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
2005 Sales: $15.4 million
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
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.
(GameCube, GBA, PS2)
2005 Sales: $31.3 million
The DreamWorks film didn't rack up Shrek-like dollars. But the gameâ€™s popularity on Nintendo systems helped make up the difference.
5. Shrek 2
2004 and 2005 Sales: $38.9 million
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
2005 and 2005 Sales: $43.6 million
First came the Nickelodeon series, then the Paramountmovie, then the game: Little button-mashers canâ€™t get enough of the oddly shaped hero.
3. The Incredibles
(GBA, GameCube, PS2)
2004 and 2005 Sales: $57.4 million
Pixarâ€™s animated super-hero family easily made the switch to the small screen â€“ specifically, Nintendoâ€™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 Lucasâ€™ 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
This much-hyped title offered gamers a chance to control Spidey, battle Doc Ock and swing around New York City at their leisure.