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10 Game-to-Movie Conversions

There’s a reason Hollywood relies so heavily on the gaming world for film ideas. While the hit to miss ratio skews towards misses, when a game-based film hits, it hits big.

For example, Paramount made over $430 million by having Angelina Jolie shimmy into Lara Croft’s short-shorts in 2001 and 2003. And it made another $1.5 billion from films based on the “Transformers.”

But some of the board- and video games (and toys) that studios are tapping for upcoming films are just downright baffling.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 15 Oct 2009

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