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Box Office Preview: New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie Takes On ‘John Wick 4’

This weekend’s field workplace race sees Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves taking over John Wick: Chapter 4 in what’s sure to be an attention-grabbing contest.

Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Dungeons & Dragons relies on Hasbro’s influential roleplaying sport and includes a star-packed solid led by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.

Tracking suggests the film will open to a considerably subdued $30 million domestically, however many field workplace analysts consider that quantity will are available larger because of sturdy early viewers response and stellar evaluations commending the film’s sensible sense of journey and jovial spirit.

Paramount and eOne, which is owned by Hasbro, co-produced and co-financed the big-budget fantasy pic, which price a reported $150 million to make earlier than advertising. The movie additionally launches in additional than 50 markets abroad, together with the U.Ok., the place eONe is distributing.

Dungeons & Dragons relies on the seminal tabletop sport first revealed in 1974. The sport went on to encourage books, TV reveals, video video games and flicks — together with New Line’s ill-fated 2000 pic — amongst different media. If all goes effectively, Honor Among Thieves will launch a brand new film franchise for Paramount and eOne. And both approach, it expands the general D&D universe for Hasbro.

Adapting video games (be it video video games or tabletop video games) for the massive display screen has all the time been difficult, however there have been notable success tales of late within the online game house, together with Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and Sony’s Uncharted, which debuted final yr to $44 million.

Dungeons & Dragons, which made its world premiere on the South by Southwest pageant in Austin earlier this month, hopes to win the weekend field workplace race. But meaning bumping off Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, which debuted to a rousing $73.8 million final weekend and will earn $30 million or extra in its sophomore outing. (Dungeons & Dragons has the benefit of changing John Wick in premium format auditoriums.)

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

“The duo behind Game Night have created an adaptation that will appeal to the nostalgic side of existing fans and entertain those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of Dungeon Masters, bards or druids,” writes The Hollywood Reporter ‘s Lovia Gyarkye in her overview. “This version of Dungeons & Dragons not only checks the boxes of a satisfying studio blockbuster; it arrives at a cultural moment that embraces — even fiends for — the epic fantasy adventure.”



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