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

International box office gross hoped to keep film afloat.

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Ben Gourlay
Published Wed, Jun 8 2016 7:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

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 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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