Cinema: “Dune” remains at the top of the North American box office

Dune, the adaptation of the great classic of science fiction literature by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, retained the top spot at the North American box office, although the number of admissions slumped for its second week of exploitation, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.

The film raked in $ 15.5 million between Friday and Sunday, a 62% drop from the weekend it was released, which took place simultaneously on big screens and on the platform. streaming HBO Max.

With its constellation of stars, such as Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Jason Momoa, this adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert tells the story of the powerful Atreides family who find themselves assigned to the management of a planet where the “spice” is produced, a mysterious substance essential for interstellar travel.

Released several weeks ago in other countries, Dune still raked in $ 300 million in the rest of the world.

Halloween weekend has traditionally been slow for the movie industry, with viewers preferring costume parties over dark theaters, but the horror flick Halloween kills retained its second place with $ 8.5 million in revenue.

Continuation ofHalloween of 2018, it again stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode opposite the horrific Michael Myers played by Nick Castle.

Die can wait, last opus of the James Bond saga with Daniel Craig as 007, remains third with 7.8 million dollars for its fourth week of operation (more than 133 million in all).

Japanese animated film My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission, third installment in the franchise, surprises by ranking fourth with $ 6.4 million in revenue upon release.

It surpasses Venom: Let There Be Carnage, fifth with $ 5.8 million in revenue. Tom Hardy returns to his role as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist with superpowers thanks to an alien parasite called Venom who tries to stop a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) escaped from prison after merging with another alien.

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