Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT film was made with a budget of $160 million, and earned $433 million worldwide. Most of the bad early reviews came from an ignorant writer in Forbes, and other film critic websites who acknowledged they knew absolutely nothing about the Warcraft mythos. Obviously, wouldn’t know why people like us who play the game and read the novels are deeply immersed and interested in the Warcraft universe, and in watching the film. I read many of those early bad reviews, even before the film premiered in the United States.
Some people wrongly think that a WARCRAFT 2 at this point isn’t feasible. It only made $433 million worldwide. Duncan Jones certainly is interested in a sequel, but he has said multiple times in his Twitter account that it is Legendary Pictures’ decision whether there is a sequel.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 9, 2017
I will let you in into some budget numbers and worldwide numbers of a very successful franchise as a parallel of what could happen with the Warcraft sequel.
I think everyone who loves sci-fi films know who Ridley Scott is. Back in 2012, Ridley Scott directed a film named PROMETHEUS, which is based in the same universe as Alien (1979). That 2012 film was basically a prequel, telling the story of the birth of the first Alien, and that humans had been in that distant planet before searching for answers about the origin of mankind.
Ridley Scott filmed PROMETHEUS with a $120+ million budget, and it made $403 million worldwide.
As you can see, WARCRAFT made $30 millions more than Ridley Scott’s film. On that note, a PROMETHEUS sequel is debuting in theaters on May 19, 2017 under the name Alien: Covenant — taking place 10 years after PROMETHEUS.
The WARCRAFT film was very successful in China, and for those who didn’t get the memo, Legendary Pictures was acquired by the chinese multinational conglomerate corporation WANDA Group. So these two facts give the WARCRAFT sequel a boost of confidence to fans that it will happen some time in the future.
|BUDGET||$120+ Million||$160 Million|
|WORLDWIDE||$403 Million||$433 Million|