Blockbuster games have bigger opening weeks than blockbuster films
Woo! My post yesterday was a doozy! Let’s both take a break from ‘words’ and let a picture (with words) do the talking for once.
Blockbuster video games make a lot of money in their opening weeks: sometimes even more money than the biggest films of the year. Pray your browser loads this interesting infographic or this post is about to get a lot more boring!
2011 3 opening week sales update to this infographic:
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – $738 million
Battlefield 3 – $300 million
Transformers Dark Side of the Moon – $149.2 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $226.1 million
Unfortunately, Twilight Saga (really saga?!?) Breaking Dawn Part I came in second place overall for the year with – $179.1 million
Results: Harry Potter had the second best opening weekend in Hollywood history (Dark Knight #1 at $238.6 million), while COD 3 had the best video game opening week of all time.
COD 3 makes about 325% more money in its opening week.