After an excruciatingly long series of delays, Denis Villeneuve‘s brand new space epic Dune has finally arrived in theaters and is conjuring up quite a lot of money.
The sprawling drama – starring Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, and Zendaya just to name a few – has already earned $40.1 million at the box office this weekend, making a sequel seem that much more inevitable.
In second place is David Gordon Green‘s Halloween Kills. Its second weekend at the box office managed to pull in a total of $14.5 million, which is a staggering 71% decrease from last weekend. Did the simultaneous release of NBC’s streaming platform Peacock hurt this slasher sequel? It’s possible. After all, the 2018 predecessor earned a total of $255.6 million.
Coming in third place is Daniel Craig‘s final outing as James Bond – No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. The new spy adventure film earned a weekend total of $11.88 million whereas Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Ron’s Gone Wrong, came in fourth and fifth place, earning $9.1 million and $7.3 million, respectively. Despite only finishing in ninth place, Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch did crack the top ten, doing so with the best per theater average of the pandemic era of moviegoing.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Dune – $40.1M – 4,125 theatres
- Halloween Kills – $14.5M (-71%) – 3,727 theatres
- No Time to Die – $11.88M (-50%) – 3,807 theatres
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $9.1M (-45%) – 3,513 theatres
- Ron’s Gone Wrong – $7.3M – 3,560 theatres
- The Addams Family 2 – $4.33M (-39%) – 2,907 theatres
- The Last Duel – $2.1 (-56%) – 3,065 theatres
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – $2M (-40%) – 1,600 theatres
- The French Dispatch – $1.3M – 52 theatres
- Free Guy – $258K (-60%) – 380 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro