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Box Office Preview: New 'Dungeons and Dragons' Movie Takes on 'John Wick 4'

This weekend’s box office match sees Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Takeover John Wick: Chapter 4 promises to be a fun game.

Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Dungeons and Dragons Adapted from the influential Hasbro Force RPG with a star-studded cast led by Chris Pine , Michelle Elle Rodriguez , Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.

Tracking shows that the film’s domestic box office revenue has dropped slightly 30 100 million, but many box-office analysts believe that, thanks to the strong response from early audiences and rave reviews praising the film for its clever adventures and hilarity Spirit, so box office numbers will be higher.

Paramount and Hasbro-owned eOne co-produced and co-financed the big-budget fantasy film, which reportedly cost For $150 million before marketing. The film is also being released in several 50 overseas markets, including the UK where eONe is currently releasing.

Dungeons & Dragons is based on the groundbreaking The board game of was first published on 150. The game went on to inspire books, TV shows, video games, and movies—including New Line’s ill-fated 1974 graphics—and other media. If all goes well, Honor Among Thieves will unveil a new film series from Paramount and eOne. Either way, it expands the entire D&D universe for Hasbro.

Adapting games (whether video games or tabletop games) has always been tricky on the big screen, but there have been notable recent successes in video games, including Paramount The Sonic the Hedgehog series and Sony’s Uncharted , which debuted last year, earned 50 One million U.S. dollars.

Dungeons & Dragons made its world premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin earlier this month. , hoping to win the box office race over the weekend. But that means beating Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 , which opened with an impressive $73 .8 million last weekend and probably earning $30 million on their sophomore outing Or more. (Dungeons and Dragons has the advantage of replacing John Wick in the High Hall.)

Goldstein and Daley directed Dungeons and Dragons from a script they co-wrote with Michael Gilio.

“The duo behind Game Night have created an adaptation that will appeal to existing fans On the nostalgic side, entertaining those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of a dungeon master, bard, or druid,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter ‘s Lovia Gyarkye in her review . “This version of Dungeons & Dragons Not only does it check the boxes of a satisfying studio blockbuster; it arrives at a cultural moment to embrace — even diabolical — epic fantasy adventure.”



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