The Spice is Right: ‘Dune’ Crosses the $300M Threshold Globally


Warner Bros/Legendary’s sci-fi epic Dune is crossing the $300M mark globally this week, with North America totaling $71M through Monday and including $228.3M at the international box office.

The Denis Villeneuve-directed world-building movie, based on Frank Herbert’s classic novel, debuted at the Venice Film Festival, where it garnered strongly positive response. It has been on a staggered opportunistic release pattern since, smartly staying away from No Time to Die and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and expanding two frames ago in step with the domestic release. This past weekend saw an offshore drop of 54% (when excluding China, that translates to 34%). France boosted 3% during vacation play, while other dips were slight in Korea (-14%), Germany (-22%), Brazil (-27%), Japan (-30%), the UK (-32%) and Spain (-35%).

Korea, which has been soft of late, is notable at No. 1 this past frame — as well as on Monday and Tuesday this week — and has cumed $7.6M through Tuesday. Covid restrictions are easing in the market. There have been numerous No. 1 openings across the release so far, with another four markets to go including Australia on December 2.


via Deadline

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