It might surprise you to learn that the most successful movie predicated on a video game at the U.S. pack office was the 2001 release “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” starring Angelina Jolie.
Not specifically beloved by anyone, that movie grossed $131,168,070 at the U.S. box office, or about $183 million in inflation-adjusted dollars. That’s a respectable showing that was enough to spawn sequel, and this puts it near the top of a long list of video game movie adaptation failures, according to data from BoxOfficeMojo.
To be reasonable, a few of these duds, like “Warcraft” in 2016, have find success abroad. That was also the situation for “Assassin’s Creed” last year. U.S. people, however, remain very “meh” about the whole genre.
But Warner Brothers is trying once again with a reboot of “Tomb Raider” starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. The timing could be just right given the surge in female-driven action visits, from “Hunger Game titles” to “Wonder Female.” Certainly, it may be determined by if the film, scheduled to be released in March 2018, is remotely reasonable.
Today, followers get their first glance with the discharge of its first public trailer: