Study: movies based on the most searched video games

A study conducted by the online gaming platform Yahtzee Craze analyzed the movies that are adaptations of video games for the big screen from the past 20 years to find out which one has been the most searched around the world.

Unexplored, released in February 2022 with Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, takes the top spot, with more than four million average monthly searches worldwide. The film is based on the action-adventure video game of the same name originally released in 2007, which has become extremely popular around the world.

In second comes sonic the hedgehogthe first of which was released in 2020, followed by a sequel in April 2022. The film averages 1.83 million monthly searches worldwide.

Need of speed is third, with 901,000 average monthly searches. The film starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper was released in 2014, making it one of the oldest films to make the list. The game the movie is based on debuted in 1994 and its last new game was in 2019.

Further down the list, monster hunter (2020) comes in fourth with 719,000 average monthly searches. The game of the same name is an action role-playing game title that has been around since 2004.

The top five ends with the second oldest film on the list, Hitmanreleased in 2007 and based on the series of the same name developed and broadcast since 2000. The film has 532,000 monthly searches.

Rank

Movie name

Exit

Medium
monthly searches

1

Unexplored

2022

4,010,000

2

sonic the hedgehog

2020

1,830,000

3

Need of speed

2014

901,000

4

monster hunter

2020

719,000

5

Hitman

2007

532,000

6

Carnage

2018

522,000

seven

silent Hill

2006

501,000

8

resident Evil

2021

404,000

9

Warcraft

2016

338,000

ten

Detective Pikachu

2019

247,000

A spokesperson for Yahtzee Craze commented, “It’s interesting to see the variety of movies included in the list, mainly because of their release dates. In fact, regardless of the fact that the top 10 is dominated by Unexploredwhich is the latest version of a film adapted from a video game, the other films included are much older, such as Need of speed from 2014, Hitman from 2007, silent Hill from 2006 and Warcraft from 2016.”

Nintendo is currently working with Illumination on a cartoon Super Mario film, which is scheduled for release in April 2023.


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Carolyn M. Daniel