Successful launches for “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve and “The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson, according to early estimates from the weekend in the United States. “Dune” overshadows Halloween Kills and James Bond, now 2nd and 3rd at the US box office.
It’s off to a good start Dune ! The new version imagined by Denis Villeneuve generates more than $ 40 million according to initial estimates from Box-office Mojo. This is the best score for a film directed by the Canadian filmmaker. This is the 8th best startup in the United States in 2021.
A good start that should delight fans, because a sequel is in the works, but undoubtedly conditional on the success of the franchise. For the record, let us note in passing that the film had a much better launch than the version of David Lynch in the early 80s, which had been a failure in theaters in the United States.
Halloween kills, first last week, arrives on the second step of the podium this week, with 14 M $ more collected. Die Can Wait is just behind, with just over $ 11 million more, a cumulative total of around $ 120 million in the United States. To note that To die can wait has just crossed the $ 500 million mark worldwide. The film’s greatest success was in the UK.
Among the novelties of the week, the animated film Ron Unlock came 5th, with just over $ 7 million. Further down the ranking, we find The French Dispatch, the new Wes Anderson: The Film comes in 9th position, but it is worth noting its excellent average per print, the film having been released in only 52 theaters.
Among the continuations, it does not work out for The Last Duel whose revenues remain very disappointing compared to the ambition of the project (cumulative at $ 8.5 million)
The Dune trailer
Source: Box Office Mojo