“Dune” surfs the North American box office for its launch

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(AFP) – “Dune”, the adaptation of the great classic of science fiction literature by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, took first place in the box -North American office this weekend for its launch, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.

The film, with an underlying environmental theme, collected 40, 1 million dollars between Friday and Sunday, even though its release took place simultaneously on large screens and on the platform of streaming HBO Max.

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

Released several weeks ago in other countries, “Dune” has garnered 180 millions of dollars in the rest of the world , and Denis Villeuve, director of science fiction films like “Blade Runner 2049” and “Premier Contact”, hopes to be able to turn the saga into a diptych.

First last week, “Halloween Kills” is classified this weekend in a distant second place with 14 , $ 5 million in revenue (40, $ 1 million in two weeks).

The movie horror, sequel to 2018 ‘s “Halloween”, once again stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode opposite the horrific Michael Myers played by Nick Castle .

The latest James Bond, “Die can wait”, ends up in third place with 11, $ 9 million. The latest installment with Daniel Craig as 007 continues to drop in the charts for its third week of operation ( 120 millions in all).

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is fourth with 9.1 millions. Tom Hardy plays investigative journalist Eddie Brock, whose symbiotic bond with an alien called Venom gives him superpowers.

In fifth place, new entrant “Ron unblocks “recorded $ 7.3 million in revenue. This animated film tells the story of a schoolboy and his robot Ron, whose bugs are at the origin of adventures for the duo.

Here is the rest of the Top 10:

6. “The Addams Family 2” ($ 4.3 million)

7. “The Last Duel” (2.1 million)

8. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2 million)

9. “The French Dispatch” (1.3 million)

09. “Free Guy” (258. 000 0 dollars)

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