China News Service, San Francisco, October 24. The science fiction film Dune, launched by Warner Bros., was released in North America this weekend and won the North American weekend box office championship with a performance that exceeded expectations.

  Data from the North American box office statistics website "boxofficemojo.com" shows that "Dune," with a production budget of US$165 million, premiered in 4,125 theaters in North America this weekend, with a box office of US$40.1 million, breaking expectations of US$30-35 million.

Among them, IMAX contributed 9 million US dollars in the box office for the film.

According to the "Hollywood Report" news, "Dune" defeated "Godzilla vs. Kong" (Godzilla vs. Kong), creating the highest weekend box office record for Warner Bros. this year.

In markets outside North America, "Dune", which has been released for several weeks, has earned US$180.6 million, and its global box office has reached US$220.7 million.

  This film, directed by Dennis Villeneuve, is 155 minutes long, which undoubtedly affects the number of times the film is scheduled, and thus its box office performance.

In addition, like all new films of Warner Bros. this year, "Dune" was simultaneously launched to audiences on the streaming media platform "HBO Max". This mixed distribution model also affected its box office revenue.

  As of the evening of the 24th, "Dune" had 325 reviews on the review site "Rotten Tomatoes", with 82% ratings, and more than 2500 viewers gave 91% ratings.

On the review site "CinemaScore", the film received an "A-" rating.

  Universal Pictures' horror film "Halloween Kills" (Halloween Kills) dropped 70.7% this week to $14.5 million, ranking second in the charts.

At present, the total box office of the film in North America is 73.1 million US dollars, and the global box office has reached 90.9 million US dollars.

  Ranked third in the rankings is "007: No Time to Die" (No Time to Die).

On the third weekend of its release, the box office of the movie launched by MGM dropped 50%, earning $11.9 million from 3,807 theaters in North America.

Currently, "007: No Time to Die" with a production budget of 250 million U.S. dollars has a total box office of 120 million U.S. dollars in North America, and a global box office of 525.7 million U.S. dollars.

This year, another Hollywood movie with a global box office of over 500 million US dollars is "F9: The Fast Saga" (F9: The Fast Saga).

Next weekend, "007: No Time to Die" will be released in China.

  On the 4th weekend of its release, the Marvel superhero movie "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) was released in 3,513 theaters in North America, and the box office fell 44.9%, ranking fourth on the list with $9.1 million.

At present, the North American box office of the film is close to 181.8 million U.S. dollars, and the global box office is close to 352.4 million U.S. dollars.

  Ranked fifth on the list is the animated film "Ron's Gone Wrong" (Ron's Gone Wrong), which premiered in 3,560 theaters in North America and earned $7.3 million, which was lower than the previous estimate of $10 million.

"Spirit of Heaven" received 10 million U.S. dollars from markets outside North America, and global revenue reached 17.3 million U.S. dollars.

  As of the evening of the 24th, "Spirit of the Gods" had 70 reviews on the review site "Rotten Tomatoes", which received 80% of the ratings, and more than 250 viewers gave 95% of the ratings.

On the review site "CinemaScore", the film received an "A" rating.

  Wes Anderson's latest independent film "The French Dispatch" (The French Dispatch) ranks ninth on the chart with a box office of $1.3 million.

It is worth mentioning that the film was only shown in 52 theaters in North America, with an average income of up to 25,000 US dollars, creating a new high in the average box office of the North American film market this year.

Currently, the film has not been released in the international market.

  As of the evening of the 24th, "Français" had 157 reviews on the review site "Rotten Tomatoes", with 73% ratings, and more than 50 viewers gave 83% ratings.

  CNN reported that while the new crown epidemic continues, North American theaters are working hard to regain a foothold.

From "Venom 2" to "007: No Time to Die", to "Moonlight Panic: Killing" and "Dune", this October, the North American film market will have a blockbuster movie released every week.

Whether this type of film can get a considerable number of films this month will affect the prospects of the cinema industry.

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