Box Office: ‘Warcraft’ Feasts on Record $90 Million in First Two Days in China

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Courtesy of Universal

Warcraft” feasted on a record $90 million in its first two days in China, including the highest Thursday box office of all time in the country, with an estimated $46 million.

The fantasy thriller topped the previous two-day record of $88 million set last year by “Furious 7.”

The Thursday gross also beat the $37 million record set earlier this year by the local film “The Mermaid.” “Warcraft” accounted for 81% of the Chinese box office on Thursday.

The video game adaptation grossed a massive $46 million on its opening day in the Middle Kingdom.

Legendary backed the $160 million film, which needs a lift from foreign audiences. It opens Friday in North America, where it’s projected to pull in $25 million against the openings of “The Conjuring 2” and “Now You See Me 2.”

Universal is distributing the film in most of the world, aside from China, where China Film Group and Huaxia are handling the rollout. “Warcraft” has been screening in more than two dozen foreign territories for two weeks and grossed more than $75 million.

Legendary was acquired earlier this year by Chinese conglomerate, Dalian Wanda. The film was directed by Duncan Jones (“Moon”) and stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, and Ben Foster.

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  1. FFS says:

    You rotten reviewers tried to bury this movie alive, but you failed and buried your reputation instead!!!

  2. Don't Mind Me Now says:

    I’m curious to see if the Chinese second-week backlash against this movie is as strong as it was for Batman v Superman.

  3. a great movie doing great around the world in your face rotten critics

  4. Ben says:

    Worldwide home of bad taste in movies, China.

    • Hyperpig says:

      your taste is trash too..if you don’t like movie don’t bother review it….its a fan base movie, and with a background. if you have no idea of it, then stop criticize it. China have a large fan base on this game, and people are willing to pay for a memory and friendship that you have never experienced.

    • Jedi77 says:

      I am from Denmark, and the film sucks here too. Does that make me a eurocunt?
      And is that a coinoffer?

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