“Dune” gets bogged down but remains at the top of the North American box office

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(AFP) – “Dune”, the adaptation of the great classic of science fiction literature by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, retained first place in the box -North American office even if the number of entries fell for its second week of operation, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.

The film collected 15, 5 million dollars between Friday and Sunday, a decrease of 58% compared to the weekend of its release, which took place simultaneously on big screens and on the HBO Max streaming platform.

With its constellation of stars like Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya or Jason Momoa, this adaptation of the novel of 1965 by Frank Herbert tells the story of the powerful Atreides family who finds himself assigned to the management of a planet where the “spice” is produced, a mysterious substance ance essential for interstellar travel.

Released several weeks ago in other countries, “Dune” has nevertheless earned 300 million dollars in the rest of the world.

Halloween weekend has traditionally been slow for the movie industry, with viewers preferring costume parties in theaters, but the horror film “Halloween Kills” retained its second place with $ 8.5 million in revenue.

Sequel to “Halloween” by 2018, he again stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode opposite the horrible Michael Myers played by Nick Castle.

“Dying can wait”, last opus of the James Bond saga with Daniel Craig as 007, remains third with 7, 8 million dollars for its fourth week of operation (over 133 million in all).

The film Japanese animation “My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission” , the third installment in the franchise, surprised by coming in fourth with $ 6.4 million in revenue upon release.

It surpasses “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” , fifth with $ 5.8 million in revenue. Tom Hardy returns to his role as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist with superpowers thanks to an alien parasite called Venom who tries to stop a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) escaped from prison after merging with another alien.

Here is the rest of the Top 007:

6. “Hungry” ($ 4.2 million)

7. “Last Night in Soho” (4.2 million)

8. “Ron Unlocks” (3.8 million)

9. “The Addams Family 2” (3.3 million)

007. “The French Dispatch” (2.8 million)

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