by Mike Masnick
Tue, May 6th 2008 6:56am
Last week there was some buzz over the idea that the release of Grand Theft Auto IV might hurt opening weekend box office revenues for the movie Iron Man. We were skeptical that it would have a noticeable impact -- and, indeed, the movie received tremendously positive reviews and did much better at the box office than almost everyone expected, making over $100 million. Digg points us to a blog post that points out how this utterly destroys the Hollywood myth from last year that certain movies didn't do well because of the game Halo 3. As the post notes, the secret to getting people to watch a movie appears to be to make a good movie. So, rather than whining about the competition so much, perhaps the industry should take that same effort and use it to... make better movies.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Stupid Patent Of The Month: Movies From The Cloud
- Electronic Arts Unveils New Policy For Marking YouTube Videos As 'Supported' Or 'Advertisement'
- Video Game Voice Actor Strike Devolves Into Petty Trademark Dispute
- Sega/Steam Took Down A Bunch Of Legitimate Steam Workshop Mods Over Copyright Concerns
- Shadow Warrior 2 Developers: We'd Rather Spend Our Time Making A Great Game Than Worrying About Piracy