Warcraft

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Why auteurs find it hard to follow their debut
Just like the follow-up to Donnie Darko, David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake fails to live up to its acclaimed predecessor

Steve Rose

11, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Big in Albania … countries that gave film flops a second life
The superheroes saved by Mexico, the video-game spinoff that became China’s 12th biggest movie ever, and the British comedian worshipped by a secretive communist nation. We remember the films somebody else loved

Graeme Virtue

12, Jul, 2017 @9:34 AM

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Deadpool most pirated film of 2016 ahead of Batman v Superman
Superhero movies dominate list of illegal downloads as box-office takings for Warcraft and Independence Day: Resurgence are dented

Andrew Pulver

03, Jan, 2017 @1:44 PM

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Can Pete's Dragon and Sausage Party save a summer of blockbuster failure?
This summer has been tough for moviegoers craving a good time – luckily there are films about animated meat products and a dragon to save the day

Nigel M Smith

12, Aug, 2016 @6:49 PM

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Why has this summer blockbuster season been so bad?
After a record year at the box office in 2015, failed franchise-starters and tired superhero films have had an underwhelming time at the multiplex

Benjamin Lee

09, Aug, 2016 @7:41 AM

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Success of Warcraft in China helps US open door to audience of 1.4 billion
But the huge potential rewards are also attracting Chinese investment in Hollywood businesses

Karl West

02, Jul, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Ignored by youth-obsessed Hollywood, older audiences flock to indie films
In a summer stuffed with blockbusters aimed at young audience, arthouse films appeal to an older demographic because the stars reflect the audiences

Nigel M Smith

02, Jul, 2016 @2:16 PM

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The Conjuring 2 puts the frighteners on gods and turtles at the UK box office
Horror sequel starring Vera Farmiga tops chart, as Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone’s comic carnival of bad taste, triumphs at the arthouse

Charles Gant

21, Jun, 2016 @4:39 PM

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The Warcraft movie: one of the most successful stinkers of all time
The adaptation of the computer game bombed in the US and has been panned by critics – but has grossed more than $378m so far. So who’s paying to watch?

21, Jun, 2016 @1:43 PM

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Eastern promise: the Hollywood films making their money in China
With Warcraft: The Beginning breaking records in Asia yet failing in its homeland, what does the future hold for American-made blockbusters?

Benjamin Lee

14, Jun, 2016 @5:38 PM

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Me Before You dethrones Warcraft at UK box office
Controversial film about a woman taking care of a disabled man fights off competition from Euro 2016 and grosses £1.45m at UK cinemas

Andrew Pulver

13, Jun, 2016 @2:47 PM

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Jackie Chan: Warcraft's success in China scares Americans
Actor says fantasy adventure’s £156m gross during its first week will cause an influx of Chinese-language blockbusters

Benjamin Lee

13, Jun, 2016 @2:07 PM

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