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China Brings in About Half of All Revenue for Warcraft Movie

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jun 28, 2016  | Comments

China Brings in About Half of All Revenue for Warcraft Movie - MMORPG.com

Warcraft has now earned more money worldwide than any other movie based on a video game. China alone with its $204M in ticket sales has brought in nearly half of the $412M generated worldwide. According to GlobalVoices.org, the movie hits a nostalgic note with what some call the "Warcraft Generation" for its singular devotion to the IP.

One user wrote:

Sitting in the cinema, I was overwhelmed and almost cried. I started playing Warcraft in 2005 and was among the first group of players. I started as a silly preacher [a role in the game] and fought my way to the top. I made so many friends in the process. Although I lost contact with most of them, I am really thankful for their friendship — they helped in training my gaming skills […] It was a great time. But we have to change according to our age and that golden time will still have a place somewhere [in our memories].

China has also spawned a cottage industry devoted to Warcraft complete with a "Warcraft" theme park and Warcraft movie inspired beer.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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