The Duncan Jones-directed videogame adaptation had a mixed opening weekend, flopping in America with just $24.4 million on a $160 million production budget (plus another $11o million spent on marketing), according to Box Office Mojo. But it had the largest opening in Chinese cinema history, grossing $156 million over five days, meaning it’s already bested Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ entire Chinese theatrical run. The film’s global box office, including America, stands at $286.1 million, yet it’s predicted to have the lowest domestic percentage of gross for any major Hollywood movie ever. It’s a bizarre world of Warcraft.
The American box office winner was horror movie The Conjuring 2, which easily overtook Warcraft with $40.4 million in its opening weekend. It opened just 4% lower than the first The Conjuring in 2013, which makes it one of the few sequels this year to have a not significantly-less gross than its predecessor.
Rounding out the top 5 were Now You See Me 2, in third place with $24 million; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows at No. 4 with $14.8 million; and X-Men: Apocalypse at No. 5 with $10 million.
In the lower reaches of the top 10 were Me Before You in sixth place with $9.2 million; Angry Birds in seventh, earning $6.7 million in its fourth week; Alice Through the Looking Glass in eighth with $5.5 million; Captain America: Civil War holding on for ninth place with $4.3 million; and The Jungle Book, which out the Top 1o with $2.7 million.