July 9, 2012
'DOA: Dead or Alive!' (2007)
Domestic box office: $480,813
Why the game succeeded: Would like to say that it was the fluid fighting, varied styles, impressive mix of weaponry with a bit of the supernatural thrown in and a cool battle tournament-style story line. But it might've just been the women.
The movie? Game over: Even though the movie does center on the four popular main female characters in the video game, the film didn't receive much publicity or support outside of the gaming community. More popular overseas ($7,035,719), the hodge-podge cast of actors -- including Devon Aoki, Eric Roberts, Jaime Pressly and Kevin Nash -- might not have helped.