Box Office: John Wick maintains lead as Dungeons & Dragons enters charts

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $10.04 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $10.04 million, down -16% from last week’s $11.9 million.

Topping the box office charts for a second week was John Wick: Chapter 4 with $3.9 million. In the fourth instalment of the John Wick series, Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes on his most lethal adversaries yet as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin.

Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves enjoyed $2.6 million in its opening week. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the action comedy is based on the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods fell to third in its third week on screen. The film brought in $517k and twlls the story of teenage Billy Batson, who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.

Maintaining its sport at fourth is the latest instalment in the Scream franchise, Scream VI, grossing over $515k. Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind to start a fresh chapter but cannot escape Ghostface’s wrath.

In its fifth week, Creed III, grossed over $300k across 205 screens. As the third instalment in the Creed franchise, the latest film centres on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) as he thrives in his career and family life after dominating the boxing world.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was Living starring Bill Nighy, grossing $273k.

#1 John Wick: Chapter 4, – $3.98 million

Four years after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves have returned to theatres with the latest instalment. The film averaged $8,044 across 496 screens in its second week and has grossed $12.85 million to date.

#2 Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, – $2.64 million

The fantasy heist film is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting and stars an all-star lineup of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant. In its first week, the film averaged $5,245 across 504 screens.

#3 Shazam! Fury of the Gods, – $517,926

Starring Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, the film is the 12th instalment in the DC Extended Universe. In its third week, the film averaged $1,750 across 296 screens and has grossed over $4.3 million so far.

#4 Scream VI, – $515,704

The latest instalment in the slasher film franchise stars Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, and Courteney Cox. In its fourth week, Scream VI averaged $2,088 across 247 screens and has grossed over $6.87 million so far.

#5 Creed III, – $534,486

When a childhood friend of Creed and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. Creed III is the third instalment in the franchise and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut. The film averaged $1,491 across 205 screens and has averaged $8.97 million so far.

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