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If ‘GTA V’ Were a Movie, It Would’ve Sold Enough Tickets to Be the #453 Biggest Movie of All Time

If Grand Theft Auto V were a theatrically-released movie instead of a video game, enough people would have bought tickets to earn only $227.4 million at the global box office. That box office number would be just enough to make it only the #453 largest grossing film ever worldwide – just under The Green Hornet, The Heat, Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Space Jam.

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NinjaRichParty929d ago

This is a neat idea of an article. I like that the author thought out of the box with this piece. I'd like to see other games stacked up like this as well.

To be realistic though, you have to take into consideration the fact that if this was a movie, people would have gone to see it multiple times and not just purchased the game once.

DARK WITNESS929d ago

If this was a movie there would have been a larger audience for it as well. There are lots of people who go and watch movies that are not into gaming.

FunkMacNasty929d ago

Not just that, but he is counting single units as one ticket sale. So he's forgetting about households who may only buy one copy of the game but several people play it. When you go to the movies its different becuase each person seeing the movie must purchase a ticket.

MestreRothN4G929d ago

^ Shsshh!!!
Phil Spencer can hear you and like the idea for games!

ZodTheRipper929d ago

If GTA 5 (or any game for that matter - maybe TLOU excluded) were a movie, I wouldn't be interested in it to be honest.

ZodTheRipper929d ago

@disagrees: Just to clarify, it's not because of the story of these games, I'm just not a movie fan :D

Sci0n929d ago

if GTA V made a movie Ray Liotta would be the perfect guy to play Michael. http://upload.wikimedia.org...

RXL929d ago

Billy Bob for Trevor (or actually the voice actor himself)

and Tyler Perry for Franklin?..or just to mess with people like hollywood loves to do...Christian Bale as Franklin.

Sci0n929d ago

Yo I was thinking to myself billy bob for trevor too but just didn't say nothing lol. Tyler Perry for franklin, I don't know about that lol.

InMyOpinion929d ago

Shia Lebeoueuouf in blackface as Franklin. And Michael Bay as director. Best way to ruin something beautiful. :)

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME929d ago

if gta5 were a movie, it's tickets would have sold for something around 8 dollars, wonder how much it would have sold then

KonsoruMasuta929d ago (Edited 929d ago )

It would have sold exactly what the author said it would have. He did factor in the price of a movie ticket.

"29 million gamers bought GTAV, times that by the current movie ticket average of $7.84 a ticket (believe it or not, it is actually that low) equals a $227.4 million dollar gross at the box office."

Bundi929d ago

I think he means how many people would have bought it at $8, not how much it would have made with 29 million sales.

CheexInk929d ago

That's not factoring it in. Aside from the fact we're comparing a movie to a game, the lower price point would invite more sales. It kind of highlights how silly this hypothetical is though, ticket sales of a movie and boxes sold of a game just aren't comparable.

pandehz929d ago

This would have been a terrible movie.

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