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Submitted by ManaByte 298d ago | article

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. (Grand Theft Auto V, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

RDR  +   298d 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 WITNESS  +   298d 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.
FunkMacNasty  +   298d 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.
MestreRothN4G  +   298d ago
^ Shsshh!!!
Phil Spencer can hear you and like the idea for games!
ZodTheRipper  +   298d 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.
ZodTheRipper  +   298d ago
@disagrees: Just to clarify, it's not because of the story of these games, I'm just not a movie fan :D
Sci0n  +   298d ago
if GTA V made a movie Ray Liotta would be the perfect guy to play Michael. http://upload.wikimedia.org...
RXL  +   298d 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.
Sci0n  +   298d 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.
InMyOpinion  +   298d ago
Shia Lebeoueuouf in blackface as Franklin. And Michael Bay as director. Best way to ruin something beautiful. :)
if gta5 were a movie, it's tickets would have sold for something around 8 dollars, wonder how much it would have sold then
KonsoruMasuta  +   298d 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."
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oh, well there you go
Bundi  +   298d 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.
CheexInk  +   298d 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.
pandehz  +   298d ago
This would have been a terrible movie.
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Sci0n  +   298d ago
Jonah hill could play michaels son jimmy LOL. http://www.nndb.com/people/...
KonsoruMasuta  +   298d ago
I see a huge resemblance. He would have been perfect for the role.
FullmetalRoyale  +   298d ago
Well since he did the VO work for the character....

Nahhh it wouldn't work..

;)
Sci0n  +   298d ago
did he really!? I never knew, ahh googled it he sure did! lol. Without even doing any research on that jimmy just reminded me so much of the guy and now I see why thanks info lol.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   298d ago
He didn't do the voice over for Jimmy. Danny Tamberelli did.
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roadkillers  +   298d ago
Candy Crush would be number one... just saying.
shammgod  +   298d ago
Hollywood sucks
JustInTlME  +   298d ago
This whole idea is skewed. As many of you posted before gaming doesn't equal going to the movies. Anyone can go to the movies, only people with an Xbox 360 or PS3 would want to buy GTA 5. (unless you're weird and just buy it to sit on your shelf)

Movies are cheaper, households would have to buy multiple tickets not just one game, etc etc etc. This is all garbage.
Lykon  +   298d ago
yeah I wouldn't see GTA the movie.. Don't get me wrong I do love GTA games .. and actually I'm ok with Italian gangsters... I just can't tolerate black crime and attitude ... rap music etc. There is something really odious about it. It loud, superficial, grabbing, lacks something. I know it's only a part of the GTA games.
r3f1cul  +   298d ago
interesting to think about but as many have stated it has flaws... i.e multiple people playing the game as to one person buying a ticket etc still pretty cool to see someone break it down when comparing gaming to movies

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