THE ANGELS – Film Dune made its international debut with solid performances, throughout September 17-19 2021. From screenings in 24 countries, the sci-fi genre film earned an income of USD 35.8 million or equivalent to Rp. 509.8 billion.
This achievement is quite encouraging in the midst of sluggish world film conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that revenue, about 10 percent or about USD3.6 million (Rp51.3 billion) was contributed by IMAX ticket sales.
The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, also managed to dominate the box office in four countries: Russia, France, Germany, and Italy. That way, Dune will start streaming worldwide, including China, on October 22.
This is certainly good news for Warner Bros. considering that not many Hollywood films can be released in the Bamboo Curtain country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese market is also a benchmark for the success of a film given its large market share.
In addition to cinemas, Dune will also air on the HBO MAX digital streaming platform for 1 month. Villeneuve had expressed his disappointment when he learned that the film would also be screened virtually.
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