It drives a little slower than the Vin Diesel cars, but still makes an excellent start.
For its first seven days of operation, Denis Villeneuve's “Dune” attracted 1,031,000 spectators in theaters.
The film adapted from the science fiction bestseller by Frank Herbert thus records the second best score of the year in a first week, behind Justin Lin's “Fast & Furious 9”, which had totaled 1.3 million admissions. in seven days last July.
“Dune” is doing very slightly better than “Kaamelott - First part” by Alexandre Astier (he is ahead of the latter by 15,000 spectators) and also exceeds “Black Widow” (909,000 for its first week in July).
Denis Villeneuve's feature film with Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson could also double “Fast & Furious 9” at the turn because its duration (2h36), which implies a lower number of screenings per day, has mechanically slowed its start ...
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve on the set of "Dune".
Photo Chia Bella James
"Dune" in any case largely dominates the box office.
It's “Black Box”, Yann Gozlan's thriller released two weeks ago, which comes in second with 214,000 admissions (ie 506,000 in total).
"Bac Nord" by Cédric Jimenez and "Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings" by Destin Daniel Cretton took third and fourth places: the first reached 1.7 million admissions in five weeks, the second 1 million in three weeks.
The other novelties of last week look grim: “Pourris gâtés” by Nicolas Cuche with Gérard Jugnot brings together only 149,000 spectators, while “The Origin of the World” by Laurent Lafitte brings together only 118,000.