List of films based on Dark Horse Comics properties

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Below is a list of feature films based on characters and concepts that have appeared in Dark Horse Comics publications, including its various imprints. It includes live-action and animated films, direct-to-video releases, and television movies.

Live-action films[edit]

Year Title Production studio Notes
1994 The Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop Universal Studios / Largo Entertainment / JVC Entertainment Inc.
1995 Tank Girl United Artists
1996 Barb Wire PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Dark Horse Entertainment
1999 Virus Universal Studios Mutual Film Company / Valhalla Motion Pictures
Mystery Men Dark Horse Entertainment
2000 G-Men from Hell Sawmill Entertainment Direct to video.
2003 American Splendor Good Machine / HBO Films / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Universal Studios Direct to video sequel.
2004 Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment Revolution Studios
Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox
2005 Son of the Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment A sequel to The Mask.
Sin City Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios Written, produced and co-directed by Frank Miller.
2007 300 Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios / Legendary Pictures Frank Miller served as executive producer.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 20th Century Fox A sequel to Alien vs. Predator.
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Studios / Dark Horse Entertainment A sequel to Hellboy. Received 1 Oscar nomination.
2013 R.I.P.D. Universal Studios / Dark Horse Entertainment
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios / Legendary Pictures A prequel to 300.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Dimension Films / AR Films / Troublemaker Studios / Aldamisa Productions A sequel to Sin City.
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TBA Untitled 300 Sequel Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios / Legendary Pictures A sequel to 300: Rise of an Empire.[1]

Animated films[edit]

Year Title Production studio Notes
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Revolution Studios The first of the Hellboy Animated series. Premiered on Cartoon Network October 28, 2006.
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron IDT Entertainment The second in the Hellboy Animated series. Premiered on Cartoon Network March 17, 2007.

Television films[edit]

Year Title Production studio
2004 The B.P.R.D. Declassified FX Network
2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head Sci-Fi Channel

Reception[edit]

For more details on the reception of each film, see the "Reception" section on each film's article.

Box office performance[edit]

Title Distributor(s) Release date
(United States)
Budget
(in millions)
Box office gross[2]
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Worldwide
The Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment July 29, 1994 $23 $23,117,068 $119,938,730 $351,583,407
Timecop Universal Studios / Largo Entertainment / JVC Entertainment Inc. September 16, 1994 $27 $12,064,625 $44,853,581 $101,646,581
Tank Girl United Artists March 31, 1995 $25 $2,018,183 $4,064,495 $4,064,495
Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment May 3, 1996 $9 $1,844,426 $3,793,614 $3,793,614
Virus Universal Pictures January 15, 1999 $75 $6,013,640 $14,036,005 $30,652,005
Mystery Men July 30, 1999 $68 $10,017,865 $29,762,011 $33,461,011
G-Men from Hell Sawmill Entertainment July 22, 2000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
American Splendor Good Machine / HBO Films / Dark Horse Entertainment August 15, 2003 $2 $159,705 $6,010,990 $8,000,000
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Universal Pictures September 30, 2003 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment April 2, 2004 $66 $23,172,440 $59,623,958 $99,318,987
Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox August 13, 2004 $60 $38,291,056 $80,282,231 $172,544,654
Son of the Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment February 18, 2005 $84 $7,511,675 $17,018,422 $57,600,000
Sin City Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios April 1, 2005 $40 $29,120,273 $74,103,820 $158,753,820
300 Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios March 9, 2007 $65 $70,885,301 $210,614,939 $456,068,181
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 20th Century Fox December 25, 2007 $40 $10,059,425 $41,797,066 $128,884,494
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment July 11, 2008 $85 $34,539,115 $75,986,503 $185,258,983
R.I.P.D. Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment July 19, 2013 $130 $12,691,415 $33,618,855 $78,477,749
300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios March 7, 2014 $110 $45,038,460 $106,580,051 $331,114,051
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios August 22, 2014 $65 $6,317,683 $13,754,898 $39,407,616

Critical and public reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
The Mask 77% (52 reviews)[3] 56 (12 reviews)[4]
Timecop 43% (40 reviews)[5] 48 (17 reviews)[6]
Tank Girl 38% (37 reviews)[7] B[8]
Barb Wire 28% (36 reviews)[9] 40 (14 reviews)[10]
Virus 9% (47 reviews)[11] 19 (17 reviews)[12] C[8]
Mystery Men 60% (153 reviews)[13] 65 (24 reviews)[14] C+[8]
G-Men from Hell
American Splendor 94% (181 reviews)[15] 90 (42 reviews)[16]
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision
Hellboy 81%(197 reviews)[17] 72 (37 reviews)[18] B-[8]
Alien vs. Predator 21% (141 reviews)[19] 29 (21 reviews)[20] B[8]
Son of the Mask 6% (104 reviews)[21] 20 (26 reviews)[22] B-[8]
Sin City 78% (245 reviews)[23] 74 (40 reviews)[24] B[8]
300 60% (226 reviews)[25] 51 (35 reviews)[26] A-[8]
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 12% (69 reviews)[27] 29 (14 reviews)[28] C[8]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 86% (242 reviews)[29] 78 (36 reviews)[30] B[8]
R.I.P.D. 13% (90 reviews)[31] 25 (27 reviews)[32] C+[8]
300: Rise of an Empire 42% (170 reviews)[33] 48 (34 reviews)[34] B-[8]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 43% (161 reviews)[35] 46 (38 reviews)[36] B-[8]
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 300: Rise of an Empire Sequel
  2. ^ "Box Office Mojo > Search". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "THE MASK (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Mask". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "TIMECOP (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Timecop". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "TANK GIRL (1995)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "BARB WIRE (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Timecop". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "VIRUS (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Virus". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ "MYSTERY MEN (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mystery Men". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ "AMERICAN SPLENDOR (2003)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ "American Splendor". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ "HELLBOY (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hellboy". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  19. ^ "AVP - ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  20. ^ "AVP: Alien vs. Predator". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  21. ^ "SON OF THE MASK (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Son of the Mask". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  23. ^ "SIN CITY (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Sin City". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  25. ^ "300 (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  26. ^ "300". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  27. ^ "ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (AVP 2) (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  28. ^ "AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  29. ^ "HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (HELLBOY 2) (2008)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Hellboy II: The Golden Army". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  31. ^ "R.I.P.D. (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  32. ^ "R.I.P.D.". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  33. ^ "300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  34. ^ "300: Rise of an Empire". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  35. ^ "FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 

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