Box Office: ‘Dune’ Worms Its Way to Strong $40.1M Opening Despite HBO Max Play

Box Office: ‘Dune’ Worms Its Way to Strong $40.1M Opening Despite HBO Max Play
Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s Dune wormed its way to a strong $40.1 million opening at the domestic box office despite facing competition from a dual release in the home.

The Legendary and Warner Bros. sci-fi epic opened simultaneously in 4,125 theaters across North America and on streamer HBO Max, a hybrid practice being used for all 2021 Warner movies because of the pandemic. Dune scored the best domestic opening of any such theatrical/HBO Max release to date, besting Godzilla vs. Kong ($31.7 million).

It also delivered Villeneuve the top domestic opening of his career. His previous biggest was Blade Runner 2049 ($32.8 ...
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