October 22, 2021

Box Office: ‘Dune’ Nabs Promising $5.1M Thursday

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune (part one) earned $5.085 million in Thursday previews, with $1.5 million (a record 29.5% for a Thursday preview gross) of that in IMAX alone. That’s with the Denis Villeneuve-directed and Timothée Chalamet-starring film debuting concurrently on HBO Max at the same time as the first theatrical showings (as was the case with The Suicide Squad). That’s obviously lower than the $6.3 million earned by No Time to Die but essentially tied with the $4.9 million earned by Halloween Kills and the $4.8 million earned by A Quiet Place part II. What does this mean for the overall domestic debut?

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