Need for Speed movie hits $100M at box office, becomes 18th best-performing game movie of all time
Total lifetime box office receipts for Aaron Paul racing movie cruise to $126 million, blowing past the film's $66 million production budget.
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Need for Speed, the film based on Electronic Arts' racing franchise and starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, has cruised to over $100 million in total lifetime box office grosses. In the United States, the movie has banked $30.5 million, while international receipts total over $96.1 million.
Combined, Need for Speed's worldwide box office performance so far has reached $126.6 million. The data comes from Hollywood box office reporting service Box Office Mojo.
Need for Speed had a $66 million production budget, so the film has now reached profitability, just two weeks after its initial debut on March 14.
According to the site's Video Game Adaptation chart, Need for Speed is now the 18th best-performing movie based on a video game in United States box office history. The number one film, by a large margin, is 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
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