Warcraft Wows With China Pre-Sales Reaching $20 Million

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Duncan Jones' upcoming epic fantasy blockbuster Warcraft may not be well-received by critics, but like Transformers films, it looks like it's set to do well in China with pre-sale numbers at $20 million, according to Variety. That makes it the third highest pre-sale total behind Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This is from the estimated $25 million weekend Warcraft is expected to have in the United States, though that's just speculation. Its early opening in China might have played a part in those numbers, but this is quite surprising since the Warcraft franchise is more popular in the U.S. Many are projecting the film to be a box office failure.

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Synopsis:

Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul'dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul'dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.

So far, the film got 18% in Rotten Tomatoes, and Dave gave it an 5/10 in his review.Warcraft will open in U.S. theaters on June 10, 2016.

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