Black Ops II Tops $1B Faster Than Modern Warfare 3

by William D'Angelo, posted on 05 December 2012 / 5,516 Views

In a statement by Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II has passed $1 billion in revenue in 15 days. This is one day faster than lat year's title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops took one month to reach the milestone.

"Entertainment franchises that captivate audiences for as long as Call of Duty has, on the scale that Call of Duty has, are very rare things," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "And it takes a lot of brilliant people working across many different disciplines to make it happen. It is incredibly humbling and gratifying to be a part of."

"In order for Call of Duty to remain the entertainment juggernaut that it is, and keep our fans coming back for more, we need to continue to bring fresh ideas and new innovations to the table every time, while always staying true to what people fell in love with in the first place," Hirshberg added. "That's what we did with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and that's what we intend to keep on doing. This is an incredible milestone for an incredible franchise, and I want to thank every passionate, talented, committed person on our team who made it happen."

This is also an entertainment record. The combined Call of Duty franchise gross has outsold the top 10 grossing films in 2012. The box office record belongs to James Cameron's Avatar which reached the milestone in 17 days.

"The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. "Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time."


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9 Comments

Mojammer (on 05 December 2012)

There's something fishy going on here. VGchartz is the only place with actual stats and they show BO2 being quite a bit down in sales from what MW3 had last year.


Iveyboi (on 05 December 2012)

Season Pass


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vodkasosa9000 (on 05 December 2012)

GTA V will still beat its A** !!!!


SangheliZealotX (on 05 December 2012)

What activision conveniently forgot to mention is that mw3's 1 billion stat is only from North america and Europe and blops 2 is worldwide, look at the gamespot article.


T.Rexington (on 05 December 2012)

The Season Pass sales has got to be the culprit for such success because aren't the sales supposed to be down this year?


mateuspradosousa (on 08 December 2012)

Congrats! Many people love COD games,


Kai Master (on 06 December 2012)

Maybe 2 days less to reach 1B$ but Avatar reached 2.7B$ LTD and far more with DVDs, TV, etc. BOps2 will never beat Avatar, its sales are already 50% in only 15 days... It will reach 2B$ max without counting the used market and locations. It would be better to compare oranges with oranges


Halo4warduntodawn (on 05 December 2012)

Bungies new game will be beast


sidious164 (on 05 December 2012)

Another article about how much COD makes because of all the lames that buy and support a copy and paste game every year.


ganoncrotch (on 05 December 2012)

of the 45 games you've added to your collection on here 5 of them are call of duty games.


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mateuspradosousa (on 08 December 2012)

you need to shut up hater


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vodkasosa9000 (on 05 December 2012)

GTA V will still beat its A** !!!!