DUNE Takes In Impressive $37 Million At The International Box Office Following Overseas Debut

DUNE Takes In Impressive $37 Million At The International Box Office Following Overseas Debut

Denis Villeneuve's Dune is now playing in several overseas locations, and while the sci-fi adaptation didn't quite reach the $40 million some analysts predicted, it came pretty damn close...

Though Dune is not scheduled to hit U.S theaters until October 21, Denis Villeneuve's highly-anticipated sci-fi adaptation has already begun its international rollout in several overseas locations, and is off to a very strong start.

Prior to the weekend, analysts predicted that the movie could make between $35M-$40M by Monday, and while it's not expected to hit that higher figure, it should take in at least $37 million, breaking pandemic-era box office records in Russia, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Singapore in the process.

This is a very impressive result, especially when you take into account that early projections were closer to just $20 million. Dune opens in the Middle East on September 22, followed by Japan and some other Asian and EMEA markets on October 15, and is expected to perform just as well. It remains to be seen how the film will fare domestically, of course, but this is a very encouraging sign.

In related BO news, Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has held on to the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row, and now sits at $320.6 million worldwide.

Do you guys plan on checking out Dune on the big screen? Drop us a comment down below, and check out a new Dolby featurette.

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
DUNE Review; Feels More Like The Prologue To A Must-See Second Half Than A Perfect Film In Its Own Right

DUNE Review; "Feels More Like The Prologue To A Must-See Second Half Than A Perfect Film In Its Own Right"

Dune arrives in theaters and on HBO Max later this week, but is the positive buzz warranted? While this is certainly a very special movie, it's also one that blatantly feels like a "Part One" story...
DUNE To Arrive One Day Early On HBO Max... Ahead Of Thursday Night Preview Screenings

DUNE To Arrive One Day Early On HBO Max... Ahead Of Thursday Night Preview Screenings

Similar to The Suicide Squad, HBO Max has revealed that Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic Dune will arrive on the streaming service one day early... earlier than the actual Thursday night preview shows!
DUNE Star Timothee Chalamet Reveals The Advice He Got From His Hero: No Hard Drugs, No Superhero Movies

DUNE Star Timothee Chalamet Reveals The Advice He Got From His Hero: "No Hard Drugs, No Superhero Movies"

Timothee Chalamet's profile is set to raise considerably after Denis Villeneuve's Dune, but don't be surprised if the young actor decides to sidestep the predictable superhero franchise role!
DUNE Star Timothee Chalamet Shares A First Look At His Younger Take On Willy WONKA

DUNE Star Timothee Chalamet Shares A First Look At His Younger Take On Willy WONKA

It was announced back in January that Warner Bros. was officially moving forward with its Charlie & the Chocolate Factory prequel movie, and Dune star Timothee Chalamet has now shared a first look...
DUNE Final Trailer Features Some Jaw-Dropping New Footage From Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

DUNE Final Trailer Features Some Jaw-Dropping New Footage From Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic

With Denis Villeneuve's Dune set to hit theaters in the US and UK in just two week's time, Warner Bros. has released a final trailer featuring plenty of stunning new footage. Check it out...
Latest Headlines
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Shares Reason For Those Latest Phase 4 Release Date Delays

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Shares Reason For Those Latest Phase 4 Release Date Delays

Talking on the red carpet of Eternals, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared some insight into the reason for the next two years of movies being delayed. Find out what he had to say right here...
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals The Disturbing Alternate Ending He Decided Was Too Dark

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Reveals The Disturbing Alternate Ending He Decided Was Too "Dark"

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has talked more about the movie's original ending, revealing the twisted fate of a fan-favourite character he ultimately decided was too dark. Read on for details!
ETERNALS Star Angelina Jolie Reveals Whether She'd Direct An MCU Movie And Teases Sequel Plans

ETERNALS Star Angelina Jolie Reveals Whether She'd Direct An MCU Movie And Teases Sequel Plans

Eternals star Angelina Jolie reveals whether she has any interest in taking the helm of a Marvel Studios movie, while also seemingly confirming that there are plans for a sequel to the MCU blockbuster.
JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Gal Gadot Talks More About What Happened After Joss Whedon Verbally Abused Her On Set

JUSTICE LEAGUE Star Gal Gadot Talks More About What Happened After Joss Whedon Verbally Abused Her On Set

Wonder Woman 1984 star Gal Gadot has talked more about her clash with director Joss Whedon on the set of Justice League, revealing that she immediately went to Warner Bros. higher-ups despite his threats.
ETERNALS Reactions Hype Up Marvel's Most Ambitious Movie Yet And Make Some Interesting DC Comparisons

ETERNALS Reactions Hype Up Marvel's Most Ambitious Movie Yet And Make Some Interesting DC Comparisons

The first reactions to Eternals have landed following last night's world premiere and, yes, you'd best believe that they're overwhelmingly positive. However, there are some very interesting comments...
INJUSTICE Interview: Yuri Lowenthal On Balancing Three Roles As Mirror Master, Flash, And Shazam (Exclusive)

INJUSTICE Interview: Yuri Lowenthal On Balancing Three Roles As Mirror Master, Flash, And Shazam (Exclusive)

Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man) talks to us about his three roles in Injustice, explaining why it's always more fun to play a bad guy and sharing his hopes for future roles in the DC Animated Universe...
ETERNALS - Watch The Red Carpet World Premiere LIVE Right Now

ETERNALS - Watch The Red Carpet World Premiere LIVE Right Now

Tonight, Marvel Studios takes center stage yet again with the red carpet world premiere of Chloe Zhao's highly anticipated epic Eternals, which boasts an impressive all-star cast led by Angelina Jolie!
HIT-MONKEY: Check Out A Bonkers New Trailer For Marvel And Hulu's Upcoming Animated Series

HIT-MONKEY: Check Out A Bonkers New Trailer For Marvel And Hulu's Upcoming Animated Series

Hulu has debuted a new trailer and poster for the upcoming Hit-Monkey animated series, which is set to be the final project from Marvel Television. All 10 episodes will premiere on November 17.