It’s not looking too good for Universal and Legendary’s Warcraft, as early projections suggest that the big-budgeted fantasy film will do poorly at the box-office.
According to Variety, early tracking indicates that Warcraft will struggle at the box office with an estimated $25 million domestic opening weekend, which is much lower than expected, considering the $160 million budget.
Opening on the same day as The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2, it looks like both films will outshine Warcraft on their debut weekends.
This is said to be mainly down to negative reviews of the film. With a low 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by Duncan Jones and starring the likes of Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga, the video-game adaptation is described as being “set in the peaceful realm of Azeroth, which stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.”
Warcraft has been in development for 10 years and we can see how true the box office projections are when it hits US screens on June 10th.