The film adaptation of the novel “Dune” had a good theatrical release in Germany and several other countries. Whether a sequel will be produced is yet to be decided, as “Dune” will not appear in the world’s largest cinema markets for a few weeks.
After three weeks “Dune” has sold one million cinema tickets in Germany. Not bad value, but not great either. For comparison: “James Bond: No Time to Die” did it on the opening weekend. In general, “Dune” made significantly less money in the first three weeks than the current films “No Time to Die” and “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage” in a few days.
However, this is because “Doon” is yet to have a worldwide theatrical release. Director Denis Villeneuve’s film is currently only available in a few countries. The film is yet to release in the world’s largest cinema markets. Great Britain, the US and China will not see “Dune” until the end of October. Then it remains to be seen whether “Dune” has what it takes to compete with “James Bond: No Time to Die” and “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage.”
To be considered successful, “Dune” would have to bring in at least US$200 million after the equivalent of $100 million already brought in.
The advantage of “Doon” is that the weekly viewership is only decreasing slightly. So it means that the film is not only hyped but actually goes well with the audience. Exactly how well will be shown until October 22, 2022, when DUNE debuts in the United States and China. In the US, “Dune” will release on HBO Max at the same time, which may reduce cinema revenue, but if the streaming service has enough views, a sequel may also be possible.
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