Warcraft Movie: Wowhead Weekly #83, Box Office Updates, Making of Armor, Movie Premiere Photos and Interviews
In addition to our Warcraft movie feature on
all the Easter Eggs
, we've got a roundup of assorted movie news, including box office numbers and red carpet footage!
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Wowhead Weekly #83
Wowhead Weekly #83 is all about the movie! We discuss our opinions of the film, talk about our experience on the red carpet, and highlight our past coverage including
exclusive movie featurettes on Wowhead
. We've also launched a series of
new player guides
if you're picking up the game after seeing the movie!
Legion news continues with
new music tracks
, a close look at
pre patch Demon Invasions
, and a
special Legion Summit with dev interviews
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager
and Video Manager
where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can
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We still have more interviews to post, but here are some pictures and interviews with Travis Fimmel and Jamie Lee Curtis!
Box Office Updates
a second-place opening weekend for
in the US, as well as a very strong showing in China:
Warcraft‘s industry forecasts have simmered down from yesterday’s hype to an estimated $25.7M opening weekend in second place at 3,400 theaters. Yes, that’s an awful domestic opening for a film that cost $160M, but the Universal-Legendary co-production was built to reap the majority of its cost back from China where close to half of the game’s 5.6M fans reside. As of this morning, China is on fire with a four-day B.O. of $145M. Deadline hears that Warcraft could end its run in the Middle Kingdom with $200M-$250M. In total a $500M global tally gets this ambitious humans vs. orcs story at break-even. Uni and Legendary rolled Warcraft out abroad first to avoid any stateside damage. Too often if a film bombs here, it can poison its tills abroad.
Other notable numbers from the article:
31% of the opening-day crowd in the US identified as a gamer.
The under-18 crowd made up 9% of the crowd and rated
64% of the audience were males; 64% of that audience segment were also over 25.
made $10.7M on Friday, $8.6M Saturday, and likely $6.4M on Sunday.
Box Office Mojo
has a good breakdown of earnings in each country.
is currently at $286 million worldwide, with China in first place, 92% of profits from overseas, and Russia in 3rd place with $19 million.
Making of Warcraft Armor and Weapons
Weta Workshop has released a video describing the process used to create over 600 weapons and 100 sets of armor for
You can also purchase miniature versions of some of the popular gear pieces from the
Blizzard Gear Shop
. The video explains that the same people worked on the movie weapons and the replicas, using the same techniques, so you're getting movie-quality items.
made a Facebook post talking about all the chainmail work they did for the movie, which included:
88 sets of chainmail, requiring 30 chainmailers over the course of 3 months.
24 sets of horse armor.
3000 custom brass buckles.
developed just for the movie.
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