Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Gets Off To A Good Start
The movie Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves could be a success, and so believe many movie critics and viewers. Considering how iconic this role-playing franchise is in both board games and online devices, expectations are high.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves started its premiere this weekend, and the results are interesting. It got high ratings on film review sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and CinemaScores. The press comments and total grossed so far provide high expectations as to the profits this production will bring in.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Weekend Box Office
The premiere of Dungeons and Dragons was quite successful, considering the total grossed and the scores it got on the various review sites. For example, on Rotten Tomatoes, it got 91 points from critics and users gave 93 units up to this moment. CinemaScore gave it an A – respectively.
The first-day gross was more than 15 million dollars, and by the weekend, the Box Office was $71.5 million in revenue from movie attendance. That exceeds all expectations for this Paramount Pictures film, which was expected to earn $40 million.
Paramount, however, is not only hoping to impact fans of the Dungeons and Dragons game with a plot faithful to the original features and story. It also wants people who are not fans of the game to be able to go to the cinema and enjoy the movie, especially the young population that is less likely to know of its existence.
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The press also commented on the premiere of Dungeon and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. The first to comment was Nicolas Delgadillo, Knotfest reporter, who commented, “They use their source material very creatively to make the film accessible to all audiences”.
Another comment was from Sara Michelle Fetters of MovieFreak, who said, “This movie is worth the gamble to see.” Finally, Kevin Maher, a journalist for the UK Times, commented, “The best thing about the film is that it really has heart.”
It’s not all Fun & Games
Not everything is rosy for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, considering the obstacles ahead. First is attracting people who have never played the game in either format. Second, the cost of this filming, which was in the region of $150 million, also adds weight.
Another challenge that Dungeons & Dragons will face is competing against a movie of another well-known classic game. We are referring to The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which will be in theaters from April 6, 2023, and could interfere directly with this week’s box office.
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Despite all these challenges, Paramount has faith in the success of this film. Considering its track record, it expects it to gross at least $100 million in its first week of theatrical release and could turn a profit as its theatrical run progresses.
Another factor that fans think can help the movie’s success it’s the cast. Chris Pine from Star Trek and Justice Smith from Detective Pikachu share the screen with Michelle Rodriguez, one of the main actors of the Fast and Furious franchise.
The successes of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves could continue, considering that its box office is booming. However, we will have to wait for Mario Brothers t.
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