Monday, November 1, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: DUNE Holds at #1 as October Becomes Best Month at Domestic Box-Office During Pandemic

Weekend Box-Office: DUNE Holds at #1 as October Becomes Best Month at Domestic Box-Office During Pandemic

It wasn't a brilliant weekend at the box-office in terms of competition. The sci-fi epic "Dune" dominated the domestic market while Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho" and the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film "Antlers" delivered disappointing debuts. This October also became the highest-grossing month of the year at the domestic box office with $638M, beating July's $583.8M.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

Warner Bros' "Dune" remains a solid contender at the box-office, with $15.5 million grossed in its second weekend, and a domestic total of $69.4 million. While the film dropped 62% from its opening weekend, it's doing well enough that the studio finally greenlit the sequel, which will adapt the second half of Frank Herbert's book. The sequel will be released in October 2023. Internationally, the film has raked in a total of $227 million.

In second place we find the R-rated horror film "Halloween Kills", which grossed $8.5 million, and has raked in $85.6 million after three weeks. Overseas, the film isn't doing so well, scoring only $29.5 million. But, since the film only cost $20 million to produce, I believe they're doing fine.

The James Bond flick "No Time To Die" finished in third place with $7.8 million. After four weeks, the film has grossed $133.3 million domestically. Overseas, its cume has reached $472.4 million. With $605 million worldwide, the film joins "F9: The Fast Saga" as the only two films to cross the $600 million global mark this year. The bad news for "No Time to Die" comes from China, where the film opened with a lackluster $27.8 million.

At #4 we have a surprise entry, FUNimation's anime sequel "My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission", which opened with $6.4 million from 1,581 theaters. The film also grossed $29.4 million from overseas markets.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Sony's "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" with $5.8 million, dropping just 38%. The film's domestic cume has reached $190.4 million after five weeks, and overseas it has brought in $205.4 million.

The weekend's new wide releases failed to find an audience. "Last Night in Soho" and "Antlers" were tied for sixth place with $4.16 million from 3,016 and 2,800 theaters, respectively. Both films also grossed a little over $2 million overseas.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Dune $15.5M $69.4M $227M $165M
2 Halloween Kills $8.5M $85.6M $29.4M $20M
3 No Time to Die $7.8M $133.3M $472.4M $250M
4 My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission $6.4M $6.4M $29.3M N/A
5 Venom: Let There Be Carnage $5.7M $190.4M $205.4M $110M
6 Last Night in Soho $4.1M $4.1M $2.2M $43M
7 Antlers $4.1M $4.1M $2.5M N/A
8 Ron's Gone Wrong $3.8M $12.6M $20.7M N/A
9 The Addams Family 2 $3.2M $52.8M $26.9M N/A
10 The French Dispatch $2.7M $4.6M $2.5M $25M


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