The international box office debut of “Dungeons & Dragons” is $33 million, but “John Wick 4”.
An adaptation of the well-known role-playing game, “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” exploded at the international film office with $33 million from 60 nations.
The movie from Paramount and eOne also had a $38.5 million North American debut, increasing its total worldwide earnings to $71 million. It’s a promising beginning, particularly in light of Hollywood’s track record with video game adaptations for the big screen. The $150 million price tag for “Dungeons & Dragons” must be justified, though, in order for it to continue playing in theaters.
The movie “Dungeons & Dragons,” which is about a charming thief (Pine) and a group of odd adventurers who attempt an epic heist to recover a lost artifact, should do well thanks to favorable reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations. But when they cross paths with the wrong individuals, their mission goes horribly bad.
In order to be successful and go on to become a series, “Dungeons & Dragons,” which cost $150 million to produce, must do well overseas, according to Franchise Entertainment Research’s David A. Gross.
Honor Among Thieves got off to a better start than anticipated, but Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 4” just held onto first place in the global box office with $35 million from 75 territories.
Two weeks after debuting on the big screen.