Warcraft most successful game-film, Duncan Jones up for a sequel

Can't wait for Durotan leg.

The Warcraft movie hasn't Thralled critics but it's doing the business globally - and director Duncan Jones is up for a sequel if it comes to it.

Globally the Warcraft movie has made $377.6m, reported Box Office Mojo, and more than $200m of that in China. That makes Warcraft the most commercially successful video-game film ever, beating previous champion Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ($336m), which starred Jake Gyllenhaal's muscular torso. The Angry Birds film, meanwhile - which I've watched and it isn't great - has made $327m.

Duncan Jones was congratulated about the numbers and quizzed on Twitter about a possible Warcraft sequel. "If it becomes an option, I'd love to," he told one fan. "Don't think we are quite there yet, but on the way, and doing good," he told another. "I'm desperate to do Taurens. We'll just have to wait and see if we get the chance," Jones told yet another fan.

Warcraft opened 10th June in the US to an opening weekend of $24.1, said Box Office Mojo, and fell a whopping 73 per cent its second weekend to $6.5m. But who needs the US box office anyway? Not Warcraft, it seems.

Oli Welsh reviewed the Warcraft movie for Eurogamer. He didn't rate it highly and was glum that Duncan Jones probably wouldn't get a crack at the more exciting stories down Warcraft's timeline - but maybe Jones now will.

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