The realm of Azeroth is brought to the brink of war in the “Warcraft” movie, due out June 10. Based on the wildly-popular PC game “World of Warcraft,” the film has an estimated budget of more than $100 million. Originally slated for release in 2015, the film was pushed back to avoid competing with “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”
“Warcraft” is projected to earn $78 million at the box office, bringing in $35 million its opening weekend alone, according to BoxOffice Pro. Here’s a look at the film’s cast, their finances and careers.
‘World of Warcraft’ Game Success
Activision’s Blizzard Entertainment released “World of Warcraft” (“WoW”) in 2004 — a watershed moment in PC gaming. By 2006, the video game dominated the industry, jumping from 5 million to 7 million subscribers in just nine months. A 2007 expansion sold 2.4 million copies in 24 hours. By 2008, “WoW” claimed 11.5 million subscribers.
In 2009, Guinness World Records crowned “World of Warcraft” the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the world, with 11.6 million players. The game peaked in popularity in 2010, when it boasted 12.1 million active subscribers.
Although subscriber numbers have declined and Blizzard looks to move beyond the subscription-based gaming model, “WoW” remains a staple for the brand. It brought in more than $1 billion in revenues and commanded 36 percent of the market share in 2013 alone, reported Forbes. Monthly subscriptions cost between $12.99 and $14.99 per month, depending on subscription length, plus $20 for the base game, which includes the most recent expansion, “Worlds of Draenor.”
Here is a look at the cast of “Warcraft,” their careers and net worths.
Ben Foster Net Worth: $20 Million
Ben Foster has achieved both critical and commercial success in film and television. He’s won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2004 for his role in “Six Feet Under.” His role as Medivh in “Warcraft” is just one of 50 acting credits, including two other projects in 2016, “State Like Sleep” and “Inferno.” Ben Foster’s net worth is $20 million.
Dominic Cooper Net Worth: $5 Million
Dominic Cooper, whose net worth is $5 million, has earned significant success as both a film and television actor. He has appeared in five movies that earned more than $100 million worldwide, including “Mama Mia!” which took in $609.8 million, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which grossed $370.6 million.
Dominic Cooper plays Llane Wrynn in “Warcraft” and also plays a role in the highly-anticipated television series “Preacher,” which premiers June 6. He has received two nominations for Saturn Awards, one in 2012 and one in 2015.
Daniel Cudmore Net Worth: $4 Million
Successful as both an actor and stuntman, Daniel Cudmore has a net worth of $4 million. He appeared in films for two of the most successful film franchises in modern history — the “Twilight” and “X-Men” series.
Cudmore plays a number of nameless orc characters in “Warcraft.” He has two television projects in the works for 2016, “Arrow” and “Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie.”
Paula Patton Net Worth: $3 Million
Known for her roles in “Déjà Vu” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” Paula Patton has a net worth of $3 million. She has 23 acting credits, including a role alongside Will Smith in “Hitch” in 2005. Altogether, her movies have grossed nearly $1.3 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, which reports on film earnings.
“Warcraft” — in which Patton plays Garona — is just one of her four projects in 2016. The others include “The Perfect Match,” “The Do Over” and the newly-announced “Audrey’s Run.” Her “Mission: Impossible” role earned her a Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Travis Fimmel Net Worth: $3 Million
Travis Fimmel’s $3 million net worth can be traced to his modeling career, when he worked for Calvin Klein. As an actor, he’s best known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in History Channel’s critically-acclaimed “Vikings.”
Fimmel has 22 acting credits, including “Tarzan” and “The Beast,” both of which were television series that developed cult followings. Aside from his role as Anduin Lothar in “Warcraft,” he has two other movies in the works for 2016, “Inversion” and “All Quiet on the Western Front.”
Clancy Brown Net Worth: $3 Million
With an astounding 246 acting credits dating back to 1983, Clancy Brown has a net worth of $3 million. Successful on the small screen, big screen and as a voice actor, he is best known for his role as Captain Hadley in “The Shawshank Redemption.”
He plays Blackhand in “Warcraft” and has five other projects due out between 2016 and 2019: “License and Registration,” “God of Reincarnation,” “Tangled: Before Ever After,” “Stronger” and “SpongeBob SquarePants 3.”
Toby Kebbell Net Worth: Unknown
Toby Kebbell has 38 acting credits dating back to 2000. He plays Durotan in “Warcraft.” Previously, he held roles for films like “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and the critically-snubbed “Fantastic Four.”
While Toby Kebbell’s net worth is unknown, he has five other projects due out between 2016 and 2017: “Gold,” “Ben-Hur,” “A Monster Calls,” “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Death of Stalin.”
Robert Kazinsky Net Worth: Unknown
Robert Kazinsky’s career has been dominated by his success in television, including roles in “True Blood” and the more recent “Second Chance.” He won a British Soap Award in 2009 and was nominated for three others. He plays Orgrim in “Warcraft,” which is his only movie due out in 2016.
‘Warcraft’ Movie Trailer
As one of the most anticipated movies of the year, “WoW” fans are hoping for a bold premiere on the big screen. With the video game drawing millions of followers, the cast of the “Warcraft” movie has high expectations to meet. Here’s a look at the “Warcraft” trailer:
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.