Mortal Kombat Movie Claims First Place in Box Office

If you are a Mortal Kombat fan then we’ve got good news for you!

Turns out the newest adaptation of Mortal Kombat movie might not be so bad after all.

Mortal Kombat managed to top the box office charts with an impressive $22.5M! Meanwhile Demon Slayer: Infinity Train (the highly anticipated movie sequel to Demon Slayer S01) closed in on the second place with $15.9M.

That’s right, a video game movie at first place and an anime in second place at box office!

Needless to say, this does put a smile on our faces.

Currently, Mortal Kombat is rated 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, 44% on Metacritic and a 6.3/10 on IMDB.

Even though the mixed reception from critics, it looks like the majority of the audience enjoyed this live action adaptation.

Rotten Tomatoes review score vs audience score

Live action remakes of video games are usually not well received. But it looks like that trend may soon be coming to an end with companies putting more focus on making these type of movies.

HBO is already moving forward with the production of a Last of Us series meanwhile we have the creator of Chernobyl penning the scrip for a Borderlands movie.

The Warcraft movie that came out in 2016 has proven that there is money to be made in live action remakes. Currently, the movie has earned a total of 438M on worldwide box office as of now.

Detective Pikachu comes in second as the most popular video game movie with $432M. It is interesting because neither of these two movies are particularly well received by the critics, but the audience seem to love them anyway.

It is certainly a good time to be a game-liker with so many of our beloved gaming franchises making their way to the big screen.


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