Warcraft has earned $156 million in China after five days
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures‘ Warcraft opened domestically in second place with an estimated $24.4 million from 3,400 theaters, an average of $7,164 per theater. Costing $160 million to make before marketing, the Duncan Jones-directed video game adaptation is performing much better overseas, especially in China. In that country, Warcraft has already earned $156 million in five days through Sunday. Overall, the overseas total is $261.7 million and worldwide total is up to $286.1 million. Warcraft has earned $32.4 million from IMAX theaters, with $22.9 million coming this weekend from 506 screens. $20 million of that total came from IMAX screens in China, where the film averaged an impressive $68,000 per IMAX screen. Warcraft received a B+ CinemaScore and stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows dropped to fourth place with $14.8 million its second weekend to take its total to $61 million. Made for $135 million, the sequel stars Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Tyler Perry, Sheamus, Gary Anthony Williams, Brittany Ishibashi, Stephen Amell, and Brian Tee.
Rounding out the top five was 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse with $10 million. The Bryan Singer film, which cost $178 million to make, has earned $136.4 million after three weeks in North America. Internationally, the film added $25 million for an overseas total of $342 million and worldwide sum of $478.4 million. The last film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, grossed $747.8 million worldwide in 2014. X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
Also, Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War added $4.3 million domestically in ninth place and $1.2 million internationally for a global weekend of $5.5 million. The film has now earned $396.9 million in North America and $745.5 million overseas to take its worldwide total to $1.142 billion. Captain America: Civil War stands as the 12th highest-grossing movie of all-time. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film cost $250 million to make.
You can read the full box office estimates for the weekend at ComingSoon.net.