Los Angeles (USA), October 25 (EFE). The new “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, grossed $40.1 million this weekend in its theatrical release, although it was also available on the HBO Max TV platform at no additional charge. .
The feature film thus won Best Theatrical Release for Warner Bros. Since the studio decided to release all of its titles simultaneously on TV and in theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel has garnered rave reviews from the incredible sci-fi atmosphere and performances by the cast led by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and Javier Bardem.
In markets such as France, Spain, Germany and Italy, “Dune” was one of the most successful premieres of the year with global sales exceeding $200 million, despite the film reaching European countries a month earlier than in the United States.
The good publicity the film got would have encouraged the American audience to go to theaters, even though it is over two and a half hours long and has a sequel pending pending confirmation.
For his part, Wes Anderson, one of the independent audience directors, broke the record for revenue per session with “The French Chronicle”.
The director’s latest film was released this weekend in just 52 North American theaters, grossing $1.3 million at an average of $25,000 per session, according to data from specialist portal Box Office Mojo.
The film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, was inspired by the French film The New Mystery, and its heroes include Benicio del Toro, Léa Seydoux, Adrien Brody and Timothée Chalamet.
Among the rest of the billboards, he highlighted the movie “Halloween Kills,” which earned $14.5 million in its second week. “No time to die”, which amounted to 11.8 million; And “Poison: There Will Be Carnage” crossed 9 million when it turned into a month in theaters. EFE
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