Warcraft movie pre-sales is breaking all records.
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ big screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game juggernaut, Warcraft, hits China on June 8, two days ahead of its North American release.
Opening estimates on Warcraft’s five-day launch range from $100M to about $150M. In local currency, I’ve been hearing 800M rmb to a possible 1B rmb which would put the range at $122M-$152M.
At $129M Warcraft movie currently has the 3rd highest midnight pre-sales total of all time, behind Furious 7 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but it is expected to pass these two quite soon.
Given all of those numbers, some are speculating that Warcraft could outpace Furious 7’s $391M total box office which set a record last year as the highest-grossing movie ever in the Middle Kingdom.
Warcraft (alternatively known as Warcraft: The Beginning) is a American fantasy film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones, Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and novels set in the world of Azeroth. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video game series