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

International box office gross hoped to keep film afloat
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Jun 9, 2016 12:34 am

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.




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.


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