The latest reboot of “Dune” opened to enthusiastic reviews, some less enthusiastic than others. And its first weekend it hit a healthy but underwhelming $40.1 million at the box office.
Yes, it’s long. And yes, it is sci fi and yes, there are characters in capes and cool costumes in exotic off-world settings.
But this didn’t come close to Marvel or Bond or even “Halloween Kills” numbers.
The Timothee Chalamet fanbase isn’t a sci fi crowd. The sci fi crowd, when it did show up, went with IMAX theaters. That upscale ticket represented nearly 20% of the weekend’s take.
“Halloween Kills” got murdered on its second weekend, a precipitous “Tyler Perry Plunge” of over 70% this weekend, to $14 million. It’ll clear $100. Eventually. But nobody was happy with that mess.
The final Daniel Craig outing as James Bond “No Time to Die” cleared the $500 million mark worldwide this week, but barely fell short of $12 million on its third weekend out in North America.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is heading towards $200 million domestic, with another $9 million in tickets sold this weekend.
“Addams Family 2” will clear the $50 million mark by next weekend, another $4.2 this weekend.
Figures courtesy of @ExhibitorRelations.