"Rockstar's Dan Houser got us thinking. It seems like every year we have to endure yet another mediocre or downright horrible Hollywood adaptation of a video game property we hold dear. While the video game industry is thriving with creative talent, it seems Hollywood looks more than ever to other forms of media for inspiration. Creating screenplays based on novels, comic books and video games is the rule of the day in Hollywood.
Quality concerns aside, a good number of these video game movies have actually been pretty profitable – some very profitable – and as long as Hollywood continues to get a good return on its investment we're going to continue to see films based on our favorite games.
On the following pages we decided to organize the top video game movies from most profitable to least profitable, and for good measure we threw in a bunch at the end that lost money too. Leading the pack at the box office were the Tomb Raider and Resident Evil flicks, and we can't help but think that the lovely leading ladies in each (Angelina Jolie and Milla Jovovich) had something to do with that."