Because there was a lot of chirping from the “100hrs/hated it” logic crowd on the last post, lets check in with that ‘totally not a bomb’ movie Warcraft.
What’s that? It had a near-historic drop? How can a movie that had such a tiny opening have such a massive drop? Magic kids, magic! “You made a horrible movie” magic, to be exact.
“But China money totally counts just as much as US money, so everything is awesome!” – the dumbs.
Not so much on that front either, as internationally the movie only went up 41m, bringing the total to 377m. 377m is a big number, but isn’t big enough when most experts agree the movie needs 500m+ to break even. With the movie completely dead in the US, and slowing down big time in the one market that people are being forced to watch it in (guessing, but its China, so that has like a 80% chance of being correct and is the most logical answer to ‘why is anyone seeing this movie?’), it’s not going to hit that 500m number.
Maybe if it had more portals that could have saved it?