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'Warcraft' Roars to $145 Million in China in Just Four Days

"Warcraft" continues to cast its spell on China, where the big-budget fantasy adventure has earned $145 million in its first four days of release.

By comparison, the Legendary Pictures film is expected to close out its opening weekend in North America with about $27 million.

Variety reports that "Warcraft" has passed the $135 million mark in China faster than any other international release, outpacing 2014's "Furious 7," which went on to earn $390 million in that market.

The Duncan Jones film opened Wednesday in China with $46 million, setting a new record for a non-weekend opening in that country. The previous record holder was Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which debuted last year with $28.3 million.

"Warcraft" has raked in $276.9 million to date overseas, led of course by China. Russia follows at a distant second with $19.1 million in 16 days.

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