Dune's local box office take sets new WB-HBO Max Record


By Ray Ampoloquio October 24, 2021

Denis Villeneuve's Dune is finally in the United States after making its way to the UK and China, as well as other larger markets for weeks earlier.

And, what do you know, Dune broke a small but rather significant WB/HBO Max record.

Dune is the first WB/HBO Max hybrid release movie to pull in $31.6 million at the box office on its opening date.

In total, Dune had an opening weekend box office take of $40 million, which is above the studios' $35 million projection.

While Dune's box office take is far from overall record breakers like Venom 2, Shang-Chi, and Black Widow, it's still a cause for celebration.

The movie's relative box office success and positive critical reviews should bode well for the film's second part.

We can only hope that Warner Bros. announces the Dune sequel soon. 

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