This March was one of the best months for releases outside of the summer, with three highly successful sequels setting new records for their respective franchises. “Dungeon & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is now launching its own franchise by adapting the popular role-playing video game. Read on for Gold Derby box office Insight.

Primordial probably hope young moviegoers won’t know about the 2000 “Dungeon & Dragons” movie which bombed very poorly, but “Dungeon & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” has a much stronger cast that includes Chris PineMichelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page of “Bridgerton”, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Sophie Lilis (“He”).

While Rodriguez continues to appear in the popular “Fast & Furious” movies, it’s been a while since Pine has starred in a major theatrical release, dating back to the “Star Trek” film trio, although he did. also played a key role in Warner. Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” and its sequel, the latter hampered by the pandemic and simulcast on HBO Max. Although Pine provided his voice as one of the Peter Parkers in the Oscar-winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,” it was truly his biggest box office hit since. one moment. Its key role in Olivia WildeLast year, the thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” suffered from all the tabloid gossip surrounding the film. Still, it ended up grossing $86.6 million, split between domestic and international.

For Page, who has a smaller role in “Dungeons & Dragons,” it’s truly his first high-profile theatrical film since starring in the hit Netflix period drama, though Smith and Lillis also have performed in their fair share of studio releases.

Reviews of “Dungeons & Dragons” have been mostly positive since its debut at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month, and Paramount has given the film a variety of previews over the past two weeks to help generate some buzz. It also managed to hijack IMAX screens from “John Wick,” which is good, because it really is a big-screen movie. Those aforementioned previews will likely make it into the Friday box office, boosting that considerably.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ should be good for $25-30 million this weekend, but given how well ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ did last weekend, it has a good chance of staying at #1. with over $30 million.

There are other movies out this weekend, including Angel Studios’ “His Only Son,” a faith-based epic drama about the studio’s Abraham and Isaac that helped bring the streaming series “The Chosen ” in theaters, as well as Fathom Events. Angel plans to open this original film in 1,800 theaters this weekend, which could allow him to make a play for the top five, although it is likely to be in the same general stage of 4-5 million. dollars than “Scream VI”, “Creed III” and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Focus Features Releases Filmmaker’s ‘One Thousand and One’ Sundance Grand Jury Prize AV Rockwell which follows a troubled young mother (Teyana Taylor from “Coming 2 America”) who kidnaps his own son Terry from the New York foster care system. The film follows the duo over 15 years, while showing the evolution of Harlem due to gentrification. It opens in around 800 theaters, but we’ll have to see if the Sundance buzz is enough to help a starless film with a tougher subject matter. It should be good for a few million, which could be enough to get it into the top 10 this weekend, although we’ll have to see if the film’s buzz and good reviews – currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! – help him find an audience.

Also opening in an unknown number of theaters, but likely limited, is the director Tim Bogart“Spinning Gold”, a biopic about his father Neil Bogartfounder of Casablanca Records, the ’70s label that helped spotlight and create stars from Donna SummerTHE people of the villagerockers Kissand much more. Jeremy Jordan of “Supergirl” plays Bogart, and the film is full of famous recording stars like Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifaand others, playing the biggest names in Bogart.

Check back on Sunday to see how the movies above fared at the box office and how you did in the box office prediction game.

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