The Call of Duty franchise beats the all-time box office record the second time in a row.
Some video games are bigger than movies. Call of Duty games are bigger than the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The box office record for feature films has been set in 2009 by "Avatar" with $1 billion in 17 days. Last year Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 broke that record reaching $1 billion in 16 days. Today Activision announced that Black Ops II grossed $1 billion in just 15 days.
"The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars,' the two most successful movie franchises of all time."
Since the game's launch, more than 150 million hours have been logged online playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.
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