'Warcraft' film soars in China, soft U.S. opening projected

International box office gross hoped to keep film afloat.

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Published Wed, Jun 8 2016 7:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

While box office analysts are anticipating a soft opening for Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' feature film off the back of some less than stellar reviews, it hasn't stopped the film's China opening generating mega-bucks.

'Warcraft' film soars in China, soft U.S. opening projected | TweakTown.com

According to Forbes, the film has generated nearly $46 million on opening day at the Chinese box office - the second highest opening of all time in the country, representing a higher take than for recent blockbusters such as 'The Force Awakens' and 'Captain America: Civil War'. Expectations are that the film won't even crack the $100 million dollar mark in the U.S., so it's vitally important that the film make bank in overseas territories if it's to recover its estimated $160 million production budget - let alone turn a profit.

'Warcraft' opens in the U.S. tomorrow, and on June 16th in Australia.

NEWS SOURCE:forbes.com

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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