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List of Films Based On Dark Horse Comics Properties

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

Year Title Production studio Notes
1992 Dr. Giggles Universal Pictures / Largo Entertainment / JVC Entertainment / Dark Horse Entertainment
1994 The Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop Universal Studios / Largo Entertainment / Signature Pictures / Renaissance Pictures
1995 Tank Girl United Artists / Trilogy Entertainment Group
1996 Barb Wire PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Propaganda Films / Dark Horse Entertainment
1999 Virus Universal Studios / Mutual Film Company / Valhalla Motion Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment
Mystery Men Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment / Golar Productions
2000 G-Men from Hell Sawmill Entertainment Direct-to-video.
2003 American Splendor Fine Line Features / HBO Films / Good Machine / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Universal Studios Direct-to-video; sequel to Timecop.
2004 Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Lawrence Gordon Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment
Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions / Davis Entertainment / Impact Pictures / Stillking Films
2005 Son of the Mask New Line Cinema / Radar Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment / Gang of Seven Animation Sequel to The Mask.
Sin City Miramax / Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios Written, produced and co-directed by Frank Miller.
2007 300 Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios / Legendary Pictures / Atmosphere Pictures / Hollywood Gang Productions Frank Miller served as executive producer.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions / Davis Entertainment / Dune Entertainment Sequel to Alien vs. Predator.
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Studios / Relativity Media / Lawrence Gordon Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment Sequel to the 2004 film Hellboy. Received 1 Oscar nomination.
2013 R.I.P.D. Universal Studios / Original Film / Relativity Media / Dark Horse Entertainment
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros. / Cruel and Unusual Films / Legendary Pictures / Atmosphere Pictures / Hollywood Gang Productions Sequel to 300.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films / Aldamisa Productions / Demarest Films / Troublemaker Studios / Miramax / Solipsist Films / A. R. Films Sequel to Sin City.
Upcoming
2019 Hellboy Lionsgate Films / Millennium Films / Dark Horse Entertainment Reboot of the Hellboy film franchise. Post-production.[1][2]
Polar Netflix / Dark Horse Entertainment / Constantin Film Post-production.[3][4][5][6]
In development
TBA Blood Brothers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [7]
Timecop Universal Pictures Reboot of the Timecop film franchise.[8]
Hard Boiled Warner Bros. Pictures [9][10][11]
MIND MGMT 20th Century Fox / Scott Free Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment [12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Animated films

Year Title Production studio Notes
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Revolution Studios / IDT Entertainment / Film Roman The first film of the Hellboy Animated series. Premiered on Cartoon Network on October 28, 2006, later released on DVD on February 6, 2007.
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron The second film of the Hellboy Animated series. Released on DVD on March 10, 2007 and aired on Cartoon Network a week later, on March 17, 2007.
TBA Emily the Strange[19] Amazon Studios / Dark Horse Entertainment Theatrical release.

Shorts

Year Title Production studio Network Notes
2008 Hellboy: Iron Shoes Revolution Studios / IDT Entertainment / Film Roman Direct-to-video Bonus feature for the DVD release of Hellboy: Blood and Iron; only short of the Hellboy Animated series.
2013 R.I.P.D. Titmouse, Inc. Adult Swim 2 minute prequel short to the feature-length film.

Reception

Box office performance

Title Distributor(s) Release date
(United States)
Budget
(in millions)
Box office gross[20]
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

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
The Mask 77% (52 reviews)[21] 56 (12 reviews)[22] B+[23]
Timecop 43% (40 reviews)[24] 48 (17 reviews)[25] B+[23]
Tank Girl 38% (37 reviews)[26] B[23]
Barb Wire 28% (36 reviews)[27] 40 (14 reviews)[28]
Virus 9% (47 reviews)[29] 19 (17 reviews)[30] C[23]
Mystery Men 60% (153 reviews)[31] 65 (24 reviews)[32] C+[23]
G-Men from Hell
American Splendor 94% (181 reviews)[33] 90 (42 reviews)[34]
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision
Hellboy 81%(197 reviews)[35] 72 (37 reviews)[36] B-[23]
Alien vs. Predator 21% (141 reviews)[37] 29 (21 reviews)[38] B[23]
Son of the Mask 6% (104 reviews)[39] 20 (26 reviews)[40] B-[23]
Sin City 78% (245 reviews)[41] 74 (40 reviews)[42] B[23]
300 60% (226 reviews)[43] 51 (35 reviews)[44] A-[23]
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 12% (69 reviews)[45] 29 (14 reviews)[46] C[23]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 86% (242 reviews)[47] 78 (36 reviews)[48] B[23]
R.I.P.D. 13% (90 reviews)[49] 25 (27 reviews)[50] C+[23]
300: Rise of an Empire 42% (170 reviews)[51] 48 (34 reviews)[52] B-[23]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 43% (161 reviews)[53] 46 (38 reviews)[54] B-[23]
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See also

References

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  2. ^ Gallagher, Brian (December 27, 2017). "David Harbour Wraps Shooting on Hellboy Reboot". MovieWeb. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Sunu, Steve (2014-10-22). "Victor Santos' "Polar" Heads for Film Adaption From Dark Horse". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 22, 2014). "Graphic Novel 'Polar' Gets Film Adaptation from Dark Horse, Constantin". Variety.
  5. ^ "Netflix and Constantin start production on Polar". Comingsoon.net. February 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Gilyadov, Alex (February 23, 2018). "NETFLIX ADAPTING DARK HORSE'S POLAR". IGN.
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  9. ^ Jacks, Brian (April 21, 2008). "EXCLUSIVE: Frank Miller In Talks To Direct 'Hard Boiled' Movie". MTV.
  10. ^ Shaw-Williams, Hannah (May 16, 2013). "Frank Miller's 'Hard Boiled' Movie Back In Development". screenrant.com.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (November 21, 2016). "Updated: Add Tom Hiddleston To Ben Wheatley, Warner Bros Circling Frank Miller & Geoff Darrow's 'Hard Boiled'". deadline.com.
  12. ^ Glendening, Daniel (May 1, 2013) "Kindt's Conspiracy Deepens in MIND MGMT," Comic Book Resources (accessed May 9, 2013)
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  18. ^ Bradley, Drew (August 25, 2015), "Minding MIND MGMT: An Exit Interview with Matt Kindt", Multiversity Comics (accessed August 30, 2015)
  19. ^ Kit, Borys (December 6, 2016). "'Emily the Strange' Animated Movie in the Works at Amazon Studios (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Box Office Mojo > Search". Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "THE MASK (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "The Mask". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Retrieved 2015.
  24. ^ "TIMECOP (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ "Timecop". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  26. ^ "TANK GIRL (1995)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  27. ^ "BARB WIRE (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  28. ^ "Timecop". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  29. ^ "VIRUS (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  30. ^ "Virus". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  31. ^ "MYSTERY MEN (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  32. ^ "Mystery Men". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  33. ^ "AMERICAN SPLENDOR (2003)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  34. ^ "American Splendor". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  35. ^ "HELLBOY (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  36. ^ "Hellboy". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  37. ^ "AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  38. ^ "AVP: Alien vs. Predator". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  39. ^ "SON OF THE MASK (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  40. ^ "Son of the Mask". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  41. ^ "SIN CITY (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  42. ^ "Sin City". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  43. ^ "300 (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  44. ^ "300". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  45. ^ "AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  46. ^ "AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  47. ^ "HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (HELLBOY 2) (2008)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  48. ^ "Hellboy II: The Golden Army". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  49. ^ "R.I.P.D. (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  50. ^ "R.I.P.D." Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  51. ^ "300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  52. ^ "300: Rise of an Empire". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.
  53. ^ "FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2015.
  54. ^ "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015.

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