Tomb Raider’s CinemaScore: What Audiences Think of Video Game Movies


Moviegoers have a very love/hate relationship with video game adaptations, while critics just plain hate them. That’s obvious just by comparing CinemaScores (a rating based on audience surveys taken opening night) to the critical percentages on Rotten Tomatoes. Sometimes these numbers align, but usually there’s a stark difference between how audiences and critics feel about these films.

The numbers are now in, and they show that audiences and critics were still fairly divided on Tomb Raider. The film currently sits at 49% on Rotten tomatoes, despite earning a respectable “B” CinemaScore rating.

Check out our slideshow breaking down the critical and CinemaScore reactions to past video game movies and what impact those numbers have had on box office performance.

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