Assassin's Creed Movie Tops $50M in the US, Nears $150M Worldwide

Assassin's Creed Movie Tops $50M in the US, Nears $150M Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 January 2017 / 6,889 Views

 The Assassin's Creed movie has not been that popular with just a 17 percent rating on RottenTomatoes. However, it has surpassed $50 million in revenue in the US, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The movie is also nearing $150 million earned worldwide and should reach the milestone in the next couple of days. 

It still has a long way to go to top Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as the most successful video game movie in the US. That movie earned $131.17 million at the box office in 2001.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

SamLeheny (on 12 January 2017)

It's so hard to tell whether or not movie execs will be happy with numbers like these. It's managed to make back its production cost, but they don't publish other expenses like advertising, so we don't know if it's turned a profit yet (probably not quite). But even then, movies like Batman very Superman can make hundreds of thousands on top of paying for itself and still be branded disappointing by the people at the top. I've given up trying to make sense of it. The movie was a slog, that's all I know for sure, but that has nothing to do with it's earnings.


ABizzel1 (on 12 January 2017)

They're not going to be happy. Movies need to make around 3x their production cost to make a profit, which seems insane, but when you breakdown how many hands are in that pot, then it becomes sad and clear.

The production cost is obvious. You spend $150m to make a movie, you need to make over $150m to earn a profit.

But movie theaters take around 50% of the ticket cost up front. Marketing and advertising budgets are around 1/4 the production cost, sometimes more. They often hire overpaid actors for roles that don't need a big name to carry them which is another 20m for at least 3 established names. Then you have "manufacturing cost" for getting everything released and sent to theatres and Blu Ray.


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SamLeheny (on 12 January 2017)

Thanks. Nice break down.


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Zenos (on 11 January 2017)

The movie was pretty good overall with a rushed and nonsensical ending, so in that sense it was very true to the games.


Luke888 (on 11 January 2017)

Crap movie that cashes on the kids who only play AC/FIFA