Warcraft is the highest grossing videogame movie of all time

Despite a steep decline in domestic revenue over the last week, Warcraft has become the highest grossing film adaptation of a videogame of all time – even adjusting for inflation.  Warcraft suffered a 73% drop in ticket sales from its opening weekend to last weekend, when it was up against the dominating force of Pixar’s Finding Dory.  The majority of the film’s ticket sales have come from overseas, with over $200 million of the film’s $377 earnings coming from China alone.  The film had a budget of $160 million and, despite some harsh reviews from critics, has been a success with fans.  Our own review gave the film a 3 / 3 (for a “Good” rank).  Despite the promising numbers, the film is expected to need to hit a $450 million gross to break even when considering the marketing budget, distribution costs, and a smaller cut from overseas markets.

The previous record holder, Prince of Persia, had a total gross of $335 million when its theatrical run finished.

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New Daft Punk Album Expected This Spring

 

If NME, The Verge, Clash Music, and Hollywood Reporter are to be believed, Daft Punk is likely to release a new album this spring.  This new album will be the first studio recording from Daft Punk since their TRON: Legacy soundtrack from 2010 and their first original project since 2005’s Human After All.

Daft Punk’s first three studio albums (Homework, Discovery, and the aforementioned Human After All) were released by Virgin Records.  Daft Punk recently left Virgin and signed on with Sony’s Columbia Records–this news was first reported by French newspaper Le Parisien.  This fourth studio album, the title of which is currently unknown, will be released by Daft Punk’s new label and is expected this spring.

Sources:  Clash Music, Hollywood Reporter, The Verge