How popular is film adaptation of Warcraft in China? The fact that a man in Fuzhou took his blow-up doll with him to see it in theaters speaks volumes.
Photos circulating online showed the man buying two tickets for the opening day while wearing a 'For the Horde!' t-shirt. The life-sized doll wore a matching shirt and sat in a wheel-chair at the cinema while he purchased the tickets.
Another photo showed the “couple” enjoying the movie side by side. Of course, it looks like he spent most of the time on his phone. Fun date night, indeed.
One netizen wrote: "This is your girlfriend? Kid, what are you thinking?"
Fans across China have brought similarly crazy accessories with them to see the film, which is based on the popular video game. One brought arms and armor...
...while others dressed like they had just walked out of the game.
While Warcraft has bombed in America, it has taken China by storm. According to Forbes, it earned USD156 million in China in its first five days. It's only earned USD24 million in North America.
According to The Guardian, Jackie Chan said its popularity should worry Hollywood execs.“Warcraft made 600m yuan [£64m] in two days," he said. "This has scared the Americans. If we can make a film that earns 10bn [£1bn], then people from all over the world who study film will learn Chinese, instead of us learning English.”
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