The US is still waiting for Dune but the film has already been released in several international regions. Not surprisingly, the Denis Villeneuve flick has already crossed the $100 million mark in the international box office alone.
Dune has been screening in 32 international markets for the past three weeks and fans have been loving the movie enough to add another $13.7 million this weekend. That brings its international haul to $100.3 million, an awesome feat considering that the film has yet to be released in North America.
It's clear that Dune is already doing well internationally but how will it do in the US this October? There have been speculations that the movie will achieve box office expectations as more people are now determined to see it in theaters. However, there are still fears that some might settle for its digital release on HBO Max on the same day.
It's no secret that Villeneuve isn't pleased with the split release as the filmmaker insists that the movie would be best seen and experienced in the cinema. Hopefully, fans will agree and find time to head into theaters just to see Dune.
Dune is the latest live-action adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel and boasts of an all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
The film is scheduled for release in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021.