Dune Set to Premiere A Day Earlier on HBO Max

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The new Dune movie was originally set to simultaneously release on HBO Max and theaters on October 22, but now the film will be released on HBO Max a day earlier on Oct. 21 to match the Thursday night theatrical screenings.

Just like many other films, the first showings for a Friday release date usually start on the Thursday night before, and now HBO Max subscribers will get to watch Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's award-winning sci-fi novel beginning on Oct. 21 at 3pm PT/6pm ET.

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Last month, Dune made its international debut and opened with ticket sales of $36.8 million. Right now, the film has reached the $100 million mark, and it's likely to significantly increase when it arrives in North America and China this week.

Currently, Dune has a fresh 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes with the critics concensus saying that the film "occassionally struggles with its unwieldy source material, but those issues are largely overshadowed by the scope and ambition of this visually thrilling adaptation."

Although fans will be able to watch Dune on their television screens a day earlier, this is one of the biggest films that's definitely worth seeing on the big screen, and its global box office records are already impressive. Hopefully more fans will flock to theaters to experience Villeneuve's sci-fi film, but with COVID-19 restrictions in some areas, it'll still be more challenging for many to do it.

For our compilation of the latest information on Dune, check out our detailed hub article here.

Dune is set to officially release in theaters on Oct 22, but fans will be able to watch the highly-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster a day earlier in both theaters and HBO Max.