Hollywood was once king of the entertainment jungle, but now the gaming industry is starting to blur the lines between the silver screen and the screens we play games on at home. Developers are creating games that offer more realistic gameplay and snatching up stars from the big screen for lucrative voiceover roles.
Games have become storytelling platforms in their own right. Instead of simply hammering your way through a level, you can now enjoy immersive cutscenes and follow a narrative. Here, we’ve looked at how the gaming industry is already matching up to Hollywood, as well as what could happen next.
HIGHEST-GROSSING GAMES VS HIGHEST-GROSSING MOVIES
In the last decade, the gaming industry has been smashing Hollywood’s earnings out of the park. Here’s how the biggest games and movies compare, the first few days after launch.
GAMES HAVE BEEN COMPETING FOR A FEW YEARS NOW…
As well as earning similar amounts in their opening weekends, games have also been taking home close to, if not more, than the highest-grossing movies in the box office. Only the biggest blockbusters can match the top games.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best selling adult video game of all time is Grand Theft Auto V, which has sold more than 110 million copies. By comparison, the best selling movie DVD, Finding Nemo, sold 47 million copies.
HOLLYWOOD ACTORS THAT HAVE VOICED CHARACTERS IN GAMES
This has opened up opportunities for actors…
NET WORTH – GAME VOICE ACTORS
There are some voice actors in the gaming industry who you might never have heard of but are, nevertheless, revered and have racked up a serious amount of money. Here, we’ve taken a look at the net worth of the key players and what they’re famous for.
DID YOU KNOW?
Henry Cavill was reportedly paid around $3.2 million for his role in The Witcher series – based on The Witcher: Wild Hunt game and the original books. He earned a much smaller $300,000 for his role as Superman in the movie Man of Steel.