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“Dune” surfs the North American box office for its launch, several weeks after France


Released several weeks ago in other countries, “Dune “ grossed $ 180 million in the rest of the world, and Denis Villeneuve, director of science fiction films likeBlade Runner 2049 “ andFirst contact”, hopes to be able to transform the saga into a diptych.

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Dune, the adaptation of the great classic of science fiction literature by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, grabbed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend for its launch, according to provisional estimates by specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published Sunday 24 October.

The film, with an underlying environmental theme, raised $ 40.1 million between Friday and Sunday, even as its release took place simultaneously on big screens and on the streaming platform HBO Max.

With its poster featuring the constellation of stars such as Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Jason Momoa, this adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel tells the story of the powerful Atreides family who find themselves assigned to the management of ‘a planet where the“spice”, a mysterious substance essential to interstellar travel.

Released several weeks ago in other countries, Dune grossed $ 180 million in the rest of the world, and Denis Villeuve, director of science fiction films like Blade Runner 2049 and First contact, hopes to be able to transform the saga into a diptych.



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