‘Dune’ Over The Moon On Thursday With $5.1M Previews

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‘Dune’ Over The Moon On Thursday With $5.1M Previews
Legendary and Warner Bros. sci-fi epic Dune excavated $5.1M from 6Pm showtimes at 3,200 theaters. The Denis Villeneuve directed adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel was made available on HBO Max streaming service as early as 3Pm Pst/6Pm Est.

In China, Legendary East is reporting $6.5M opening day for Dune at 10,500 cinemas/28,274 screens. The pic is ranking as the No. 2 title in the market with a 34.3% share of the titles box office for the day.

That figure bests the pre-pandemic take of Villeneuve’s previous sci-fi spectacle, Blade Runner 2049 in 2017 which saw $3.5M from 7Pm showtimes on its way to a $12.5M Friday and $32.8M opening, the director’s best domestic opening. Tracking estimates for Dune are in the $30M-$35M. Advance ticket sales indicate a number much higher, but we’ll need today and into Saturday to see how front-loaded business is as these day-and-date films have a
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