Last night, the video game movie Warcraft opened to international markets. It raked in about $9.3 Million from 11 regions according to DeadLine.
This is a strong start for a movie that had been highly criticized for not being very good. This weekend it was expect to only make about $20 Million but now expectations are around $30 Million. With a budget of $160 Million, Director Duncan Jones has in the past talked about ideas for two further movies, but also acknowledged that he may not get the chance if the first one comes up short.
“I don’t think anyone is going to be disappointed after this,” Jones said about Warcraft back in July 2015. “And if it goes well, I am pretty convinced that [Blizzard story and franchise director Chris Metzen] and I have a very good idea of what story we can tell in three films, given the opportunity.”