Box Office: ‘Dune’ Voyaging to a $33 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Dune’ Voyaging to a $33 Million-Plus Opening Weekend
North American audiences are seeing the spice flow on the big screen. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Dune” is expected to open at the top of the domestic box office, targeting a $33 million opening weekend haul. Other industry projections have the film opening as highly $39.1 million.

The studios’ adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science-fiction novel of the same name launched to $17.5 million on Friday. “Dune” has generally earned auspicious reviews from critics, and the movie-going public is responding well too — the film landed an “A-” CinemaScore rating, indicating strong approval from audiences.

Warner Bros. has also debuted “Dune” simultaneously on HBO Max as part of a year-long strategy. The studio is releasing its entire theatrical slate day-and-date on its streamer as a means of bolstering subscription numbers and accounting for the muted box office of the pandemic era. The decision for a hybrid release of “Dune” was met by
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