It's a bizarre world of Warcraft. The Duncan Jones-directed videogame adaptation had a mixed opening weekend, flopping in America with just $24.4 million on a $160 million production budget (plus another $11o million spent on marketing), according to Box Office Mojo. But it had the largest opening in Chinese cinema history, grossing $156 million over five days, meaning it's already bested Star Wars: The Force Awakens' entire Chinese theatrical run. The film's global box office, including America, stands at $286.1 million, yet it's predicted to have the lowest domestic percentage of gross for any major Hollywood movie ever.
The American box office winner was horror movie The Conjuring 2, which easily overtook Warcraft with $40.4 million in its opening weekend. It opened just 4% lower than the first The Conjuring in 2013, which makes it one of the few sequels this year to have a not significantly-less gross than its predecessor.
Rounding out the top 5 were Now You See Me 2, in third place with $24 million; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows at No. 4 with $14.8 million; and X-Men: Apocalypse at No. 5 with $10 million.
In the lower reaches of the top 10 were Me Before You in sixth place with $9.2 million; Angry Birds in seventh, earning $6.7 million in its fourth week; Alice Through the Looking Glass in eighth with $5.5 million; Captain America: Civil War holding on for ninth place with $4.3 million; and The Jungle Book, which out the Top 1o with $2.7 million.