Movies based around video games seldom work out well. EA’s Need for Speed is just the latest of a long list of video game to movie attempts. In the U.S. it came in at third place, raking in an estimated $17.8 million in The States and another $45.6 million throughout the rest of the world. The estimated $63.4 million opening weekend total doesn’t even cover the movie’s $66 million budget.
DreamWorks’ new animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman came in first while 300: Rise of an Empire dropped from first to second.
IGN gave the movie a 5.9/10, calling it the “snuff film of racing”. I don’t know what made anyone think making a Need for Speed movie during the age of Fast & Furious was a good idea. It’s hard to measure up to a film series that has lasted as long as it has, making it hard for any other franchise to swoop in. I think EA should focus on making the gaming franchise better and keep their games out of other entertainment mediums.
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Source – IGN
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