“Warcraft,” a massive hit in China, is a disaster at the US box office.
Duncan Jones did his best to make a movie out of a video game. But the movie has made just $31 million though Thursday. Now reports indicate that last night the entertainment made just $1.9 million. A $6 mil weekend is hoped for.
The budget was $160 million. Luckily, “Warcraft” made all of that money back in China. The Chinese aren’t that picky about plot, characters etc.
But Americans are. And “Warcraft” would be a total loss for Legendary Pictures, which financed the film and released it through Universal. Legendary may be legendary just for this episode alone. So far, Legendary is up one big one with “Jurassic World” but carrying a lot of dead weight movies. Next year they start up with a bunch of “King Kong” and “Godzilla” movies. The first one stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston.