Kings the Box Office, Dune Film Debut Earns IDR 513 Billion

Dune hit the international box office on its debut. The film made by Legendary/Warner Bros. has been released in various countries with revenues of US $ 36.8 million (Rp 513 billion) in 24 countries and 7,819 screens.

This is a very promising initial achievement, considering the state of cinema which is currently still limping in the midst of a pandemic.

The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac.

Duna filmy online is now ranked No. 1 in most international markets and having the strongest viewership such as Russia with US$ 7.6 million from 2,100 screens, followed by France (US$ 7.5 million from 892 screens), Germany (US$ 4.9 million from 900 screens ) and Italy (US$ 2.6 million from 740 screens).

Quoting Variety, Monday (20/09/2021), this film was indeed shot for a large format display, namely the IMAX version which features an exclusively expanded aspect ratio. IMAX accounted for US$3.6 million of ticket sales over the weekend, representing about 10% of the film’s total box office revenue.

Internationally, many countries still impose restrictions on audience capacity in cinemas. Some regions, including France, Italy and Germany, have also required viewers to have a vaccine certificate in order to enter theaters.

At the same time, Korea, Japan, Australia and much of Southeast Asia have re-imposed stricter lockdown measures, meaning most cinemas have been forced to close and those given permission to remain open have reduced operating hours.

In a positive sign for its big screen prospects, Dune is finally able to release in China at a time when several Hollywood films are yet to be screened in the world’s largest film market. Dune will debut in China via Legendary on October 22, 2021.

The $165 million budget film from Warner Bros. will debut in the US on October 22. Like all Warner Bros 2022 titles, Dune will hit HBO Max and in theaters.

However, Dune is not the only Hollywood film that has captivated international audiences. Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had another strong show in theaters, pulling in $20.3 million from 43 overseas territories over the weekend.

Marvel’s superhero adventure, starring Simu Liu and Awkwafina, has grossed $143 million internationally and $176 million domestically, bringing its worldwide total to $320 million.

After three weeks of release, Shang-Chi film online already stands as the fourth highest grossing film of the year.

After We Fell, the third film in the YA series that began with After (2019) and After We Collided (2020) has begun with a robust estimated $9.2m in 31 international territories. The Voltage Pictures titles are based on novels by Anna Todd, and star Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as two people – initially college students – enjoying a tumultuous relationship.

After 3 film opened at the top of the Belgian box office, and in second place (behind Shang-Chi) in multiple markets including Germany, Spain, Russia/CIS, Netherlands, Austria and Mexico.

Top five markets were Germany (an estimated $1.9m for local distributor Constantin), Russia/CIS ($1.5m for Volga), Spain ($1.2m for Sun/Diamond), Netherlands ($673,000 for Belga) and Poland ($583,000 ). The Polish number is 50% of the total achieved by After We Collided. Amazon Prime Video has France and UK distribution rights.

After We Collided grossed $2.4m in North America (where it was released simultaneously in cinemas and on demand) and $45.6m for international, combining for $48.0m worldwide. The original film After grossed $12.1m in North America and $57.6m for international, combining for $$69.8m worldwide. Next film to release in the series will be After Ever Happy.

Despite fierce competition from its own new Marvel title, Disney’s Free Guy online cz exhibited strong staying power in its fourth weekend of release. The Ryan Reynolds starrer posted an estimated three-day $8.7m in North America (down 36%), or $11.2m including the Labor Day holiday, and $25.3m for international (down 33%).

Totals are $91.8 for North America (not including Labor Day), $147.4m for international, and $239.2m worldwide.

That’s the fifth-biggest global total for a US studio movie this year, after Fast & Furious 9 ($711m), Godzilla Vs Kong ($468m), Black Widow ($372m) and A Quiet Place Part II ($297m). Below Free Guy are Cruella ($222m), The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It ($202m), Jungle Cruise ($196m), The Suicide Squad ($163m) and Space Jam: A New Legacy ($155m).

Among international markets, Free Guy has done best in China ($57.0m), UK/Ireland ($18.2m) and Russia CIS ($9.8m). (See China box office report.) These three territories are out in front of a chasing pack led by France ($4.7m).

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