This past weekend Dune was finally released in theaters. Its dual release between theaters and HBO Max was something that caused worry among many theaters nerds. Would the movie make money? Would the studio greenlight a sequel? Could it beat James Bond? In fact, it did all of the above and we even have a Dune Part Two coming out in 2023.
Dune grossed $41 million in its opening weekend. Though the film was also released a little earlier in the foreign markets. Not surprisingly, the filmed grossed an impressive $181 million in the foreign market. It now sits worldwide at $223 million. Even with an HBO Max release, not everyone around the world can stream the movie. Expect those numbers to be well over $300 million by the end of its theatrical run.
Halloween Kills and No Time to Die fought over the second and third spots. Each movie grossed over $10 million this past weekend. Though Halloween Kills is also available to watch on the Peacock app. However, that hasn’t stopped the 12th Michael Myers movie from making $92 million worldwide. On the other hand, No Time to Die wasn’t released online and it now sits at $123 million domestically and $528 million worldwide.
The French Dispatch and Ron’s Gone Wrong were both released this past weekend as well. Neither movie was able to gross over $10 million at the box office. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is still plugging away as it grossed $9.3 million. That movie now sits at $354 million worldwide. While that’s not as great as the first movie, with a digital and home release expect this movie to easily top $600 million overall.
3. No Time to Die $12.2 million
2. Halloween Kills $14.4 million
1. Dune $41 million
This coming weekend is Halloween weekend. Only two movies will be released in a large number of theaters. Antlers and Last Night in Soho will be coming to a theater near you. If you’re lucky, you might be able to watch My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission in a limited release.