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Why Video Game Companies Are Taking More Control Over Their Movies

11 January 2013 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

This story first appeared in the Jan. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. From books to plays to theme park rides, Hollywood has a long history of transforming successful intellectual properties into box-office hits. But when it comes to video games, the track record is surprisingly dismal. Despite sales figures that have made film executives drool -- Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 grossed $1 billion in 15 days in December, and Modern Warfare sold $400 million in a single day in 2011 -- only one film based on a video game, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, has ever crossed

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