Western movie based on Western MMO based on Western books based on Western folklore bombs in West... loved in China. pic.twitter.com/MgEXpHBRFj— Wagner James Au (@slhamlet) June 14, 2016
Witness the power of a massive country shaped by the massive popularity of massively multiplayer online games. (At least that's one key factor.) As of now, Warcraft has grossed $156M in China versus $148 in the US and the rest of the world (mainly across Europe). All respect to Jackie Chan, I don't think this means Hollywood is going to start making movies in Chinese, but it is going to impel more US movies primarily catering to the Chinese audience's interests -- including and perhaps especially MMOs and other online games. League of Legends: The Movie, anyone?