‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ opened with $38.5 million at the domestic box office over the weekend, taking the top spot from ‘John Wick: Chapter 4.’
Based on Hasbro’s fantasy tabletop game, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ came in ahead of expectations but will still to perform strong throughout April and into May in order to launch a new movie franchise for Paramount. Overseas, the movie debuted to $33 million from 60 territories representing 83 percent of the international marketplace for a global bow of $71.5 million.
‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, is based on Hasbro’s influential role-playing game and features a star-packed cast led by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant. The film reunites Game Night helmers Goldstein and Daley, who directed from a script they wrote with Michael Gilio.
Lionsgate’s John Wick 4 fell 62 percent to $28.2 million in its second outing for a domestic tally of $122.9 million. Paramount’s Scream VI came in third with $5.3 million for a domestic tally of $98.2 million, while His Only Son, from Angel Studio, came in just under $5.3 million from only 1,920 theaters. MGM’s Creed III followed in fifth place with $5 million for a domestic total of $148.6 million.
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