It is based on the Warcraft video game series and novels set in the world ofAzeroth. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinskyand Daniel Wu. The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video game series. The film was first announced in 2006 as a project partnership between Legendary Picturesand the game's developer, Blizzard Entertainment.
Warcraft premiered in Los Angeles on June 6, 2016, and was released by Universal Pictures in the United States on June 10, 2016. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics and a poor domestic box office performance, the film has grossed $422 million worldwide, surpassing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time