China gets the Warcraft movie two days before everyone else

    
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China gets the Warcraft movie two days before everyone else

Want to be among the first in the world to see the Warcraft feature film? Then you best be buying a ticket to China. BBC reports that the country will get to host the premiere of Warcraft on June 8th, two days before the rest of the world.

“Opening the movie first in China makes financial sense as it is one of the biggest markets for [World of Warcraft],” the BBC said. “The Chinese are estimated to make up about half of its five million players.”

The article examines the relationship between World of Warcraft and China, including government censorship, its runaway popularity, and the creation of Mists of Pandaria. The BBC notes that there’s even a knock-off Warcraft movie called My WoW releasing in the region soon as well.

Source: BBC. Thanks to Mr. Gibbins for the tip!

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SoMuchMass But, the US marketing has been terrible. So, they will need great word of mouth to get the non-WoW fans butts in the seats.

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DPandaren Serra2 John Wise Get your memes right,  He would be drugging your drink.

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Oyjord Fly to the Philippines or France.

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Leilonii Nah, it is all about building good word of mouth.  What we need is massive international numbers, talk about the sequels and how everyone should see the next cinematic universe.

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You do know the Warcraft movie starts screening on May 25, with one of the first countries is France.

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Just one more thng for torrent sites to make money on their ad revenue

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Legendary got bought by a chinese conglomerate several years back.
… The same conglomerate that owns nearly every movie theater in China.

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Geez I thought final fantasy was jp onry guess wow is too

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Rohirrim It is weird, it is like the BBC & MOP didn’t bother to research & find out easily that the World Premere is May 24th in France & is released in select countries comes out 10 days before China even gets it.

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Armsbend Leilonii ArbsX It is a staggered release like Marvel does, Word of Mouth will help the movie alot more than just releasing on the first day.