Andrew Cooper / Disney Enterprises
July 9, 2012
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010)
Domestic box office: $90,759,676
Why the game succeeded: The game wasn't the first in the "Prince of Persia" series, but critics praised this entry's beautiful animation, atmospheric environments, clever puzzles and strong characterization. All the elements that make up a compelling game.
The movie? Game over: Rather than do a straight adaptation of the game, producer Jerry Bruckheimer chose to take elements from the game to craft a brand new live action adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Critics were quick to bash this casting choice, along with almost everything else about the movie.